“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Authorities at Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Culture want to ban a play that discusses domestic abuse and sexual violence
“Women should be beaten every day,” says Kamilla,* repeating the grim words of her deceased sister's husb
In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.
A two-day OSCE training seminar for members of the Inter-Agency Working Group established by Kyrgyzstan to develop a
Allegations that a member of Kyrgyzstan's KGB-successor agency organized the brutal rape of his wife have outraged wo
The attacks follow the same scenario.
To support greater engagement for women's leadership inside the expanding political terrain in Kyrgyzstan, the NDI &n
Kyrgyzstan: Sexual violence amidst ethnic conflict - such is the title of the new Report of the Association 'Human Ri
In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
The Swiss Cooperation Office in the Kyrgyz Republic is launching a new seven-month project involving the creation of
In Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping is considered an old tradition.
The few women's crisis centres that exist in Kyrgyzstan are finding it hard to carry on as the international donor su
In the frame of his visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan to participate in Astana OSCE Summit, UN Secretary-General, M
Within the framework of a visit to Kazakhstan for participation in the OSCE Summit UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon w
The custom of bride kidnapping, which began with rival clans stealing and forcing marriage on each others' women, has
On October 27, 2010 Osh Province State Administration hosted a province level seminar on “Strengthening the rol
When Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva was selected to be President of Kyrgyzstan, she became the first woman head of state in
Kyrgyz voters cast their ballots yesterday to create the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia in an election
More women could emerge as powerful political figures in Kyrgyzstan as the country prepares for weekend elections, a
UNDP Peace and Development Program jointly with “Women-Leaders of Jalalabat” Association successfully con
As the official campaign season kicked off for national Kyrgyz elections on September 10, 29 parties were officially
Often called the Switzerland of Central Asia, mountainous and ethnically diverse Kyrgyzstan was once touted as a succ
This 91-page report states that some government forces acted, knowingly or unwittingly, to facilitate attacks on ethn
When Jogorku Kenesh, the Kyrgyz parliament, convened in 2005, it had no female members.
"Even now, I can't find the words to explain the kinds of horrors that are happening,” wrote Nurjan Tulega
Interim leader Rosa Otunbayeva has been sworn in as president of the troubled republic of Kyrgyzstan.
In early June 2010, news began to emerge from southern Kyrgyzstan of an eruption of brutality and violence against et
(New York) - Newly uncovered evidence of vicious attacks during the massive violence in Kyrgyzstan on June 10 to 14,
Anara Nyazova is proud of the changes that her job has introduced in the country.
Some 400,000 people have been displaced by ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, the United Nations announced Thurs
Lying on his hospital bed in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, 65-year-old Khikmatullo Urunbayev, an ethnic Uzbek grand
Amnesty International has called for an impartial international investigation into the violent events of the past wee
Navruza, 14, seems calm but her eyes are full of sorrow.
Uzbekistan on Monday issued a plea for international aid to cope with tens of thousands of refugees from Kyrgyzstan,
“Kyrgyzstan would not have prosperity without women's support, Omurbek Tekebayev, deputy head of the interim go
The Alliance of Women's Legislative Initiatives organized in Bishkek a National Conference on "Women's Political
Roza Otunbaeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Transition Period signed up for the UN Secretary General's C
The current global crisis is bringing economic and financial burden to working class women and rural women's lives in
The National Action Plan specifies strategic directions of implementation of gender policy of the Kyrgyz Republic for
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, political instability and ethnic tensions have resulted in two popu
UNIFEM is supporting local NGO activities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during the 16 Day
In the aftermath of the deadly violence that rocked Kyrgyzstan earlier this month, the United Nations Development Fun
Statement by Dr.
The recent outbreak of violence in Kyrgyzstan has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and resu