Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2019
In Uzbekistan, where homosexuality is illegal, LGBTQ+ people must hide to survive
Global Voices interviewed one of the very few LGBTQ+ activists in Uzbekistan, who provide legal and psychological support to a deeply underground community.
Fear and uncertainty: The life of Georgians in Gali
For ethnic Georgians in breakaway Abkhazia, life is a bureaucratic nightmare.
Tashkent theatre offers window into Japanese internment after World War II
Of all the Japanese interned for forced labour by the Soviet Union after the end of the war, about 25,000 were taken to Uzbekistan.
In Afghanistan, childhoods are lost to war
“The opportunity for their talents to flourish is taken away from them. The war prevents them to develop their potential. Future scientists have no chance to emerge.”
Who inspires Turkmenistan's elites?
What can multilingualism tell us about how Turkmenistan's elite see their country's place in the world? And what might they tell the world with their newfound linguistic skills?