“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.
Authorities in Uzbekistan have reportedly been running a secret program in the last two years to sterilize women, oft
Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri
In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
2011 is going to be the year of women for the world's largest and most powerful international Muslim body.
The Swiss Cooperation Office in the Kyrgyz Republic is launching a new seven-month project involving the creation of
In 2009, Tcell launched a special tariff plan for women in Tajikistan, to empower and enable women to stay better con
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
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
Despite increasing pressure from Uzbek authorities on independent journalists and human rights advocates, Vasila Inoy
Over 60 individuals have arrived in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to participate in a conference on women's empowerment
Equal gender rights have always been a guaranteed indicator for the social development of a country.
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
In early June 2010, news began to emerge from southern Kyrgyzstan of an eruption of brutality and violence against et
Some 400,000 people have been displaced by ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, the United Nations announced Thurs
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,
The current global crisis is bringing economic and financial burden to working class women and rural women's lives in
The International Gender Policy Network (IGPN) is a membership based, non-governmental organization and has been esta
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
AMBASSADOR ZHARBUSSYNOVA: Ladies and gentlemen, today I am truly honored to welcome the Secretary of State Madam Hill
Sevara Karamatullakhodjaeva has witnessed many changes in Uzbekistan during her 81 years, she tells her granddaughter
The following video of an interview with Tolekan Ismailova (Kyrgyzstan), Director of the Citizens Against Corruption,
The President has taken part in the first congress of Kazakhstan's women, which was held in the city of Astana.
GENEVA, March 7 (UNHCR) – In June last year, inter-ethnic clashes erupted in southern Kyrgyzstan.
Building the capacity of national police personnel to protect women's rights is the focus of a three-day OSCE-support
Uzbek police officers on Wednesday attended a seminar on ensuring women's rights are protected.
The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan just finished hosting "First Time Online for Women" week.
Having a job allows us to treat our family with tasty food, enjoy friendships with our colleagues and most importantl
Good afternoon, and thank you for coming.
Rabia Mariam is a businesswoman who employs an all-women workforce to manufacture scarves and rugs from silk, cotton-