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· October, 2019

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2019

Protesting domestic violence, Azerbaijani women take to the streets and social networks

One girl's story of domestic violence has sparked a nationwide conversation.

Arts festival caught in the crosshairs of Azerbaijan's ‘national mentality’

One mural depicting the body of a transgender person drew so much attention that it was painted over once the festival ended — in a not so artistically-friendly way.

After Xinjiang, the long road to recovery

A crowdsourcing project in Kazakhstan is offering medical treatment to victims of Chinese detention camps, but psychological scars will take longer to heal.

Can the 2019 presidential election alleviate rampant poverty in Afghanistan?

“I have had already this powerless feeling, and there was nothing to do, except voting."

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