Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Tilting at Windmills
Street Children in Kyrgyzstan

Evelyn Moser

Deutsche Fassung


Street children are a part of everyday life in Central Asia, above all in the big cities of Kyrgyzstan. They eke out a living doing temporary jobs, begging and stealing and often even support their parents as well. Many of the children prefer their independence to life in an orphanage. The state responds to the street children primarily with repression.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 567–570)