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
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.
Authorities in Uzbekistan have reportedly been running a secret program in the last two years to sterilize women, oft
The women's international day on March 8 is generally celebrated throughout the country with enthusiasm and jubilatio
Kyrgyzstan: Sexual violence amidst ethnic conflict - such is the title of the new Report of the Association 'Human Ri
Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri
Gender based violence is among the most important social problems in Georgia.
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
Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob
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
Women's rights activists in Tajikistan are exasperated at the failure to pass a law on domestic violence after many y
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
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
Uzbekistan on Monday issued a plea for international aid to cope with tens of thousands of refugees from Kyrgyzstan,
Roza Otunbaeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Transition Period signed up for the UN Secretary General's C
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
The recent outbreak of violence in Kyrgyzstan has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and resu
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