High school teacher, Syrdarya region, May 2017

September 15, 2017

“It is true that drinking water is a problem most of the time. We do not receive it in the field on time. Everybody brings their own food and water. We bring our own tools. There is a representative of the education directorate who makes sure that we do not have a rest. Doing field work in the heat is a very hard job for women. If we sit for a while to have a rest, they bother us. There is a supervisor who comes immediately and humiliates us. He is very rude. The majority of the teachers are women and this is why he humiliates them by saying: “You are all prostitutes. I have been sent to the field with 100 prostitutes”. He does not allow us to have a rest.”