Women in Kyrgyzstan. Equality: Myth or Reality?

The issue of equality is more relevant now than ever. Over the past decades, the social status of women has changed throughout the world. Women are actively involved in the political, social and economic life of society.

If we talk about the situation in Kyrgyzstan, the role of women in the development of the country’s economy is playing an increasing role, since the number of women entrepreneurs is growing every year. There are more and more projects to support women and help them achieve their goals. The number of women with higher education is also slightly higher than the number of men. Despite the strong influence of traditional views and the fact that the share of the male labor force in the country is higher than that of the female labor force, the opinion that a woman should take care of the house and children, and a man should earn money, is a thing of the past.

It is important to note that Kyrgyzstan is the only country in the region where a woman was president.

Talking about the tourism sector, there are more and more women in tourism. The managers and owners of most of the guest houses and yurt camps are women, specifically women in the regions. The tourism sector supports local residents and, above all, women by helping them develop their businesses.

Many women, when planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan, may have a question: “Is it safe for a woman to travel to / in Kyrgyzstan?” In fact, Kyrgyzstan is a safe country for women traveling alone. The Kyrgyz people are famous for their hospitality, so in any corner of the country I will always be glad to help you, no matter if you are a man or a woman.

Tourists can be in danger in any country in the world, so wherever you travel, you should follow the tips and rules:

– Try to avoid being alone in isolated places,

– when going on a hike, it is better to take a guide

– for complete safety, plan your trip through travel agencies,

– before the trip, familiarize yourself with the basic information about the culture and mentality of the country,

– do not wear too revealing clothes, especially in rural areas where the population is more traditional.

Kyrgyzstan is a safe country to travel for both men and women. Following the recommendations, you will spend an incredible vacation in a country where the locals will win your heart with their hospitality, openness, kindness and sincerity.