Local girls in kyrgyzstan

Duration: 4min 35sec Views: 956 Submitted: 15.05.2020
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Women and girls in southern Kyrgyzstan fight against prohibitive gender norms that prevent them from going to school. In some conservative communities in southern Kyrgyzstan, girls regularly finish their education as early as 15 years of age. Yrys ayil okmotu is one of these communities in the Jalalabad region, where girls often drop out of school due to a variety of both deep-rooted and contextual factors such as prejudice, gender norms, corruption, religion, traditions or even a lack of information about tuition-free state education programmes. Gender norms in these communities, linked to local traditional and religious norms, often view women as belonging to the families into which they marry. As a result of staying home, these women can also feel isolated and may have no way to find out about education programmes or other benefits of schooling. Restricting higher education for girls and women is often linked to early marriages and is a widespread problem in Yrys, like in most conservative or religious communities nowadays.

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