Patriarchy is a pervasive norm in conservative Tajikistan. According to the IPHR, 97% of men believe that a woman “must tolerate violence to keep her family together,”. But for Amiran Karatsev, a Tajikistan native studying social science at the Moscow Higher School of Economics, accepting the status quo is not a choice. For him, it’s everyone’s roles to fight on behalf of the “mother’s, sisters and friends,” who are suffering silently. 1. You’re a young man in a country where
For artist Emmanuelle Capatos, faith and travel are the source of her inspiration. Her childhood in South Africa, time living in the UAE before moving to the UK to study, informs her practice even in lockdown, framing the way she sees the world. Capatos often likes to do sketches and enjoys experimenting with her subjects. She’s moved from colour, to charcoal, to sketching portraits on books. In an exclusive interview with Nous Mag, Emmanuelle gives us a deep dive into what i
Min An on Pexels In the former Soviet republic, thousands of young girls are kidnapped every year to be forced into marriage, often encountering rape, domestic abuse and even murder in their new homes. Although the practice was outlawed in Kyrgyzstan in 2013, the act still continues, with destructive consequences for the rest of society. For Nazira* a 23 year old law student, ala kachuu is a painful part of her country’s history. “I decided to originally study law to stop it
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