Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2019
Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.
"With unrestricted access to information, my critical consciousness was awakened, and I began to reconsider binaries like “developed” and “backward” and re-analyze politics both in Turkmenistan and West."
Most feminists concede that the new government is not quite educated on what women’s movements are about. But many have been forgiving, at least for now.
Nurbolat Shalayit is one of hundreds of thousands of Xinjiang minorities whose current whereabouts are uncertain.
"My conclusion: the government is very worried!"
Few give 2014's runner-up Abdullah Abdullah a hope of winning and his entry into the race has given many a feeling of deja vu.
‘Serene and committed.’ This legendary Afghan educator's legacy will burn brightly through generations
"This is a huge loss for Afghanistan, a country too poor when it comes to such figures."
UN experts say over a million people may be interned in Chinese "re-education" camps. But how many have died inside the facilities?