In Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping is considered an old tradition.
In late December, Turkmenistan is due to submit a regular report to the United Nations on how it is meeting its oblig
Global Report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) "State of the World Population 2010" was launch
Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob
Uzbekistan should "translate words into practice" to improve its human rights situation, US Secretary of St
UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon is in Central Asia following recent unrest in the region to discuss empowerment of
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
Women's rights activists in Tajikistan are exasperated at the failure to pass a law on domestic violence after many y
The Azerbaijani and Armenian women' organizations should be involved in resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,
Despite increasing pressure from Uzbek authorities on independent journalists and human rights advocates, Vasila Inoy
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
On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Development fund for Woman (UNIFEM) organized a press conferenc
Over 60 individuals have arrived in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to participate in a conference on women's empowerment
UNDP Peace and Development Program jointly with “Women-Leaders of Jalalabat” Association successfully con
Armenian and Azerbaijani women from both sides of the longstanding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between the Caucusus nat
Ashgabat, 13 September 2010 – More than 160 officials from Turkmen governmental institutions and public associa
Equal gender rights have always been a guaranteed indicator for the social development of a country.
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.
The preparation of Turkmenistan's periodic report under the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Former Deputy Health Minister Faizullah Kakar recently completed a study (published in Dari) indicating that rising n
"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
“Mechanisms of implementation of gender policy: reality and perspectives” conference will open today in D
This past March, Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, hosted a round table discussion in co