"Women Who Dedicated Their Love to Their Motherland" – just published

May 14, 2021, 09:31

This recent publication, initiated by "Roza Otunbayeva Initiative" International Public Foundation and authored by Abdyjapar Nurdinov resulted in the printing of one thousand copies in the Kyrgyz language.

The book contains interesting sketches about the lives and activities of twenty-one women with unique backgrounds, who at different times, left their country and went to a foreign place, lived as migrants among strangers, achieved success through their hard work, and contributed to the development of our Kyrgyz society. As you read each story in the book, you see the harsh nature of migration is even more serious when it comes to women.

Statistics today indicate more than half of those who leave the country in search of work are women; therefore, no one can deny at least half the financial support in Kyrgyzstanis attributed to remittances sent home by migrant women.

Unfortunately, the work history of returning migrant women is widely discussed and undervalued in our society. On the contrary, there are cases where the migration of girls and women is considered a phenomenon that goes against our traditions and is not accepted by society. For these reasons, the purpose of new publication is to highlight and popularize the achievements of migrant girls and women as a result of their hard work, and to introduce the secrets of their success, their experiences, and to change public opinion in a positive direction.

The book was published as part of the "Empowering Women and Girls Affected by Migration for Inclusive and Peaceful Community Development” project.

The project is implemented by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation together with the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women, and the International Labor Organization, with financial support from the UN Peacebuilding Fund.

It should be noted that the book "Women Who Dedicated Their Love to Their Motherland" is another publication in the "Compatriots" series regularly published by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation.