After nearly 200 years, Asian women are still not being given the respect and dignity that they deserve, all because of a sick and incorrect stereotype. When will the world stop seeing Asian women through this hypersexualizing and dehumanizing filter?
Kyrgyzstan has a reputation of being one of the only countries in central Asia to have a semi- democratic government. Despite this, the country is no stranger to political unrest: in the past 15 years, two presidents have been overthrown by revolts, and recent developments in the ongoing situation hint there could be a third.
Nonetheless, while the World Bank does contribute to some important projects and initiatives, there is still pervasive institutional bias that values the desires of its Western donors over the needs of the developing nations it seeks to assist.
This is a story of development – the aid-dependent economy, deep public mistrust in the government, rapid urban migration, and a silent plague that blankets the sky in the cold winter months.