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  1. 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
  2. KYRGYZSTAN: Move To Toughen Kyrgyz Bride-Snatching Laws Gains Momentum

    In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 541
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. KYRGYZSTAN: Unsustainable situation for IDPs and returnees

    In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.

    Monday, February 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 327
  6. KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan to Advance OIC's Women's Rights Agenda

    2011 is going to be the year of women for the world's largest and most powerful international Muslim body.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 224
  7. KYRGYZSTAN: Switzerland to support the access of conflict affected women to economic opportunities in Osh and Jalalabat cities

    The Swiss Cooperation Office in the Kyrgyz Republic is launching a new seven-month project involving the creation of

    Monday, January 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 145
  8. TAJIKISTAN: Mobile Communication Helps Empower Women in Tajikistan

    In 2009, Tcell launched a special tariff plan for women in Tajikistan, to empower and enable women to stay better con

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 961
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  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. UZBEKISTAN: UNFPA report links peace, security and development to women's rights

    Global Report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) "State of the World Population 2010" was launch

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 842
  13. 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
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  15. UZBEKISTAN: Uzbekistan Needs Action, not Words on Human Rights: Clinton

    Uzbekistan should "translate words into practice" to improve its human rights situation, US Secretary of St

    Thursday, December 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 727
  16. 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
  17. KYRGYZSTAN: UNDP Supported a Seminaron Strengthening the Role of Women in Consolidation of Interethnic Relations

    On October 27, 2010 Osh Province State Administration hosted a province level seminar on “Strengthening the rol

    Friday, October 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 496
  18. UZBEKISTAN: Uzbek Human Rights Leader Undeterred by Worsening Conditions

    Despite increasing pressure from Uzbek authorities on independent journalists and human rights advocates, Vasila Inoy

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 341
  19. TAJIKISTAN: TAJIKISTAN Hosts Female Empowerment Conference

    Over 60 individuals have arrived in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to participate in a conference on women's empowerment

    Monday, September 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 240
  20. KAZAKHSTAN: Women's Rights in Kazakhstan

    Equal gender rights have always been a guaranteed indicator for the social development of a country.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 078
  21. TURKMENISTAN: Turkmenistan Builds up Efforts to Report on Women's Rights

    The preparation of Turkmenistan's periodic report under the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

    Monday, August 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 800
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. The Conflict in Kyrgyzstan - Complex and Gendered

    In early June 2010, news began to emerge from southern Kyrgyzstan of an eruption of brutality and violence against et

    Thursday, July 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 638
  25. 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
  26. CENTRAL ASIA: Refugees Pour into Camps in Uzbekistan, Escaping Kyrgyz Clashes

    Navruza, 14, seems calm but her eyes are full of sorrow.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 267
  27. 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
  28. Lebanon - Country Summary

    2009 was a year of lost opportunities for Lebanon.

    Monday, January 25, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 778
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  30. The Impact of Crisis on Women in Central Asia

    The current global crisis is bringing economic and financial burden to working class women and rural women's lives in

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 229
  31. International Alert

    Civil Society Organisations67 030
  32. KARAT Coalition

    Civil Society Organisations67 206
  33. International Gender Policy Network

    The International Gender Policy Network (IGPN) is a membership based, non-governmental organization and has been esta

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 175
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. INTERVIEW: SOS Hillary Clinton Town Hall in Kazakhstan

    AMBASSADOR ZHARBUSSYNOVA: Ladies and gentlemen, today I am truly honored to welcome the Secretary of State Madam Hill

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 797
  38. INTERVIEW/VIDEO: Dream's of Women's Day in Uzbekistan

    Sevara Karamatullakhodjaeva has witnessed many changes in Uzbekistan during her 81 years, she tells her granddaughter

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 938
  39. VIDEO: Interview with Tolekan Isamilova, Director of the Citizens Against Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

    The following video of an interview with Tolekan Ismailova (Kyrgyzstan), Director of the Citizens Against Corruption,

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 951
  40. EXCERPTS: Kazakhstan Women's Congress staged in Astana

    The President has taken part in the first congress of Kazakhstan's women, which was held in the city of Astana.

    Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 038
  41. INTERVIEW: Contributing to Peace-Building in Kyrgyzstan

    GENEVA, March 7 (UNHCR) – In June last year, inter-ethnic clashes erupted in southern Kyrgyzstan.

    Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 040
  42. WORKSHOP: Women's Rights, Police Capacity Building Focus of OSCE Workshop in Uzbekistan

    Building the capacity of national police personnel to protect women's rights is the focus of a three-day OSCE-support

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 081
  43. WORKSHOP: Uzbek Police Learn to Uphold Int'l Laws Governing Women's Rights

    Uzbek police officers on Wednesday attended a seminar on ensuring women's rights are protected.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 094
  44. TRAINING: Expanding Access to the Internet for Women in Turkmenistan

    The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan just finished hosting "First Time Online for Women" week.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 097
  45. OTHER: UNDP and Labor Ministry of Uzbekistan Launch New Project

    Having a job allows us to treat our family with tasty food, enjoy friendships with our colleagues and most importantl

    Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 174
  46. 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
  47. USA: Support for Entrepreneurship and Women's Empowerment Among U.S. Priorities in South and Central Asia

    Rabia Mariam is a businesswoman who employs an all-women workforce to manufacture scarves and rugs from silk, cotton-

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 571