Huntress Aigerim Asker trains ahead of the Golden Eagle Festival, in Ölgii, Mongolia, in October. Picture: Zigor AldamaHuntress Aigerim Asker trains ahead of the Golden Eagle Festival, in Ölgii, Mongolia, in October. Picture: Zigor Aldama
Huntress Aigerim Asker trains ahead of the Golden Eagle Festival, in Ölgii, Mongolia, in October. Picture: Zigor Aldama

Eagle huntresses challenge the patriarchy in Mongolia

  • Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the first female to enter – and win – the world’s top contest for eagle hunters, has inspired other young ethnic Kazakh women to venture into an arena long dominated by men, not all of whom welcome their new rivals

Topic |   Gender equality
Huntress Aigerim Asker trains ahead of the Golden Eagle Festival, in Ölgii, Mongolia, in October. Picture: Zigor AldamaHuntress Aigerim Asker trains ahead of the Golden Eagle Festival, in Ölgii, Mongolia, in October. Picture: Zigor Aldama
Huntress Aigerim Asker trains ahead of the Golden Eagle Festival, in Ölgii, Mongolia, in October. Picture: Zigor Aldama
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