A Bishkek student is dividing Kyrgyzstan with a her viral feminist pop anthem. Singer Zere Asylbek, who performs under the name Zere, released Kyz (Girl in English) in July, but the clip became widly popular two months later after being picked up by another Kyrgyz YouTube channel.
Culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage violates women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan, UN experts find
GENEVA (18 September 2018) — Women in Kyrgyzstan suffer grave and systematic violations of their human rights due to a culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women found in an inquiry published today into so-called “bride kidnapping” in the country.
This year’s World Nomad Games, a celebration of nomadic heritage, took place in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan. Eleanor Moseman photographed female competitors who had travelled from all over central Asia and eastern Europe, and explored the difficulties and challenges they face as competitors
In the aftermath of Kyrgyzstan's 2010 revolution, the country's Uzbek minority population has seen their position worsen — and Uzbek women have been marginalised most of all.
CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan — The American team that played a brutal version of polo at the World Nomad Games does not expect the sport to get picked up by the Olympics any time soon.
The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan has sold $19.65 million on Sept. 10, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan reported referring to the bank’s website.
In July, Bhutan launched its first satellite from the International Space Station, joining a growing list of small countries that have successfully sent CubeSats – microsatellites only 10x10x10 centimeters large – into orbit. Bhutan follows Ghana, Mongolia, Estonia, Bangladesh, and Latvia in having sent such a satellite into space — and it won’t be the last country to do so.
Host nation Kyrgyzstan has bagged the most medals in the World Nomad Games 2018 in northern Cholpon-Ata province with 103 medals.
China will connect Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with one 450-kilometer road. A big project has been discussed for several years. According to the Kyrgyz media the developer is a Chinese company China Road. However, the financial part is still unclear. So far, China has allotted to Kyrgyzstan 30 million Chinese yuan.
Kyrgyzstan has temporarily banned imports of animals and products of animal origin from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz media reported Aug. 30.