I sense a great deal of pain and dignity in the woman in front of me. I imagine how much it must have cost her to open up like this.
She found out about our pro bono project on the Internet, in… Read more
In the Kyrgyz Republic, there are 172,800 people with disabilities – corresponding to 2.9 percent of the population. Out of these, 28,200 are children living in orphanages. The average amount of the… Read more
A friend in Kyrgyzstan recently told me about the first time she saw a person with disabilities: She had just turned 19 and left the country to study abroad. Day-to-day life makes it easy to forget… Read more
Justice is often symbolized as a blindfolded woman holding a scale in one hand and a sword in the other. I believe this symbol contributes to the ongoing perception that justice is closely linked with… Read more
One of the less pleasant things associated with Kyrgyzstan is the cruel tradition of “bride kidnapping”.
Recent research from local NGOs show that at least fifty percent of the marriages in the… Read more
There is nothing that gives me more energy, enthusiasm, and excitement for the future than talking with children.
Over past few days, I had the opportunity to visit several schools in Bishkek to talk… Read more
10 November marked both World Youth Day and the fifth annual youth conference JashtarCamp 2013, which brought together more than 1,000 young people from across Kyrgyzstan to discuss technology and… Read more
In the Central Asia region, the depletion of natural capital has become an urgent concern. A stark reminder of the region’s challenges is the drying up of the Aral Sea, which remains one of the… Read more