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  1. KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyzstan Officials Taking Cultural Right Turn

    Authorities at Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Culture want to ban a play that discusses domestic abuse and sexual violence

    Friday, April 12, 2013
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  2. KYRGYZSTAN:New Law in Kyrgyzstan Toughens Penalties for Bride Kidnapping

    “Women should be beaten every day,” says Kamilla,* repeating the grim words of her deceased sister's husb

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 850
  3. KYRGYZSTAN: Rape Trial Spotlights Women's Plight

    Allegations that a member of Kyrgyzstan's KGB-successor agency organized the brutal rape of his wife have outraged wo

    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 214
  4. KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyz Migrant Women Brutally Assaulted in 'Patriotic' Videos

    The attacks follow the same scenario.

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 088
  5. UZBEKISTAN: Women in Uzbekistan Report Being Forcibly or Unknowingly Sterilized By the Gov't

    Authorities in Uzbekistan have reportedly been running a secret program in the last two years to sterilize women, oft

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 982
  6. PAKISTAN: Unheard and Unwanted, Rape Continues to Be Used as a Tool to Suppress Women

    The women's international day on March 8 is generally celebrated throughout the country with enthusiasm and jubilatio

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 875
  7. CENTRAL ASIA: Kyrgyzstan: Sexual Violence Amidst Ethnic Conflict

    Kyrgyzstan: Sexual violence amidst ethnic conflict - such is the title of the new Report of the Association 'Human Ri

    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 520
  8. ASIA: UN Agencies Urge Renewed Efforts to End Practice of 'Son Preference'

    Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 928
  9. GEORGIA: Domestic Violence Research Reveals Big Problem in Georgia

    Gender based violence is among the most important social problems in Georgia.

    Monday, March 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 412
  10. KYRGYZSTAN: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: A Fateful Tradition

    In Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping is considered an old tradition.

    Friday, December 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 895
  11. TURKMENISTAN: Equality Laws Fail to Ensure Turkmen Women's Rights

    In late December, Turkmenistan is due to submit a regular report to the United Nations on how it is meeting its oblig

    Friday, December 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 908
  12. KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan Pushes Gender up on the Agenda

    Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob

    Monday, December 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 785
  13. CENTRAL ASIA: UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-Moon to Meet with Women from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    Within the framework of a visit to Kazakhstan for participation in the OSCE Summit UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon w

    Monday, November 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 717
  14. KYRGYZSTAN: Bride Kidnapping Prevalent in Kyrgyzstan

    The custom of bride kidnapping, which began with rival clans stealing and forcing marriage on each others' women, has

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 634
  15. TAJIKISTAN: Domestic Violence Bill Stalled in Tajikistan

    Women's rights activists in Tajikistan are exasperated at the failure to pass a law on domestic violence after many y

    Saturday, October 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 388
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  17. AFGHANISTAN: Attempted Suicide by Women, Girls on the Rise?

    Former Deputy Health Minister Faizullah Kakar recently completed a study (published in Dari) indicating that rising n

    Friday, August 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 767
  18. KYRGYZSTAN: Look to Women to End Conflict in Kyrgyzstan

    "Even now, I can't find the words to explain the kinds of horrors that are happening,” wrote Nurjan Tulega

    Friday, July 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 483
  19. KYRGYZSTAN: U.N. Says 400,000 Uprooted in Kyrgyzstan

    Some 400,000 people have been displaced by ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, the United Nations announced Thurs

    Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 272
  20. KYRGYZSTAN: Victims Recount Horrors of Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan

    Lying on his hospital bed in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, 65-year-old Khikmatullo Urunbayev, an ethnic Uzbek grand

    Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 281
  21. KYRGYZSTAN/UZBEKISTAN: Uzbekistan Seeks Foreign Aid to Cope with Kyrgyzstan Refugees

    Uzbekistan on Monday issued a plea for international aid to cope with tens of thousands of refugees from Kyrgyzstan,

    Monday, June 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 246
  22. KYRGYZSTAN: President of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Transition Period Signed Up to Say No – UNiTE Campaign

    Roza Otunbaeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Transition Period signed up for the UN Secretary General's C

    Monday, June 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 220
  23. UNIFEM Commemorates November 25th and the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

    UNIFEM is supporting local NGO activities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during the 16 Day

    Monday, November 22, 2004 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 178
  24. APPEAL: Kyrgyzstan Flash Appeal

    In the aftermath of the deadly violence that rocked Kyrgyzstan earlier this month, the United Nations Development Fun

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 407
  25. STATEMENT: NGO Statement on Action Needed to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Women and Girls in Kyrgyzstan

    The recent outbreak of violence in Kyrgyzstan has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and resu

    Monday, July 12, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 434
  26. STATEMENT: Opening Remarks By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Navi Pillay At A Press Conference During Her Mission To Kyrgyzstan

    Good afternoon, and thank you for coming.

    Monday, July 16, 2012 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 428