Kyrgyzstan: Islamic NGOs Strive to Find Civil Society Niche

Islam slowly takes a stronger role in Kyrgyz civil society. (Photo: David Trilling)

On a warm autumn day in early November, pedestrians in downtown Bishkek met an unusual sight: a 500-strong crowd of hijab-sporting female Muslim activists riding bicycles, heading to a state hospital to donate blood.

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Islamic NGOs Strive to Find Civil Society Niche

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