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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
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 935
  2. In Tajikistan, Rural Women Gain Business Skills and Independence Through Self-Help Groups

    “I earn money and it makes me happy,” says Anjira Ashurova, a 46-year-old woman who lives in the small vi

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 937
  3. 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
  4. TAIWAN: Taiwan's Ex-VP to Discuss Women's Peacekeeping Role

    Taiwan's former vice president on Friday will talk about the crucial role of women in maintaining world peace and the

    Thursday, January 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 721
  5. 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
  6. TAJIKISTAN: Partners in Law: Legal Help Leads to Brighter Futures for Tajikistan's Rural Women

    The 58-year old mother of five and wife of an ill husband, Maksad worked on cooperative farms for much of her life.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 423
  7. KYRGYZSTAN: OSCE Centre Helps Kyrgyzstan Implement UN Resolution 1325

    A two-day OSCE training seminar for members of the Inter-Agency Working Group established by Kyrgyzstan to develop a

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 246
  8. TAJIKISTAN: Tajik Women Hit Glass Ceiling

    Despite legislation designed to secure gender equality, women rarely make it beyond deputy positions in the Tajik gov

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 242
  9. 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
  10. TAJIKISTAN: Postwar Tajik Fatwa Helped Women Start New Lives

    It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 195
  11. KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyz Migrant Women Brutally Assaulted in 'Patriotic' Videos

    The attacks follow the same scenario.

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 088
  12. 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
  13. KYRGYZSTAN: Women's Leadership Advocates Win NDI Albright Grant

    To support greater engagement for women's leadership inside the expanding political terrain in Kyrgyzstan, the NDI &n

    Monday, March 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 079
  14. AFGHANISTAN: Will Afghan Women's Rights Be Sacrificed For Talks With the Taliban?

    Rights groups are becoming increasingly concerned that the Afghan government is willing to surrender women's rights t

    Monday, March 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 890
  15. 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
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  17. 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
  18. KAZAKHSTAN: Ban Discusses Security with Central Asian Leaders, Stresses Vital Role of Women

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed security in Central Asia with regional leaders following recent unrest,

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 474
  19. KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyzstan said to Need More Gender Equality

    Since 2008, the government has not met a legal obligation to issue an annual report on gender equality, MP Damira Niy

    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 343
  20. KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan Strongly Committed to Further Advancement of Women and Gender Equality

    Second Secretary at the Kazakh Mission to UN Askar Zhumabayev emphasized that Kazakhstan, at the national level, was

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 306
  21. U.S. Officials: Central Asia's Prosperity Depends upon Women

    Women's progress is essential to Central Asia's prosperity, top U.S.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 105
  22. 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
  23. UZBEKISTAN: Uzbek Roundtable Discusses Women's Role in Domestic Politics

    Uzbek authorities recently held a roundtable to discuss increasing the participation of women in political life, the

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 579
  24. 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
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  26. KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan Seeks Increased Role for Women in Politics

    Kazakhstan's authorities will formulate a five-year plan paving the way for women to be given a broader role in the n

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 390
  27. 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
  28. KAZAKHSTAN: A Female President For Kazakhstan?

    If you believe Central Asian women are reluctant to take part in politics, then think twice.

    Friday, February 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 321
  29. KAZAKHSTAN: Three Female Candidates to run for Kazakh Presidency

    Another woman has joined the presidential race in Kazakhstan, becoming the third female candidate to stand against th

    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 267
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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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  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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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  39. 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
  40. CENTRAL ASIA: UN Chief in Central Asia to Encourage Peace, Stability

    UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon is in Central Asia following recent unrest in the region to discuss empowerment of

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 723
  41. KYRGYZSTAN: Tough Times for Kyrgyz Women's Groups

    The few women's crisis centres that exist in Kyrgyzstan are finding it hard to carry on as the international donor su

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 676
  42. CENTRAL ASIA: Central Asian Women – Peace Activists Deliver to the UN General Secretary Regional Appeal Devoted to SCR 1325 On Women, Peace and Security

    In the frame of his visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan to participate in Astana OSCE Summit, UN Secretary-General, M

    Monday, November 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 640
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. ARMENIA/AZERBAIJAN: Azerbaijani and Armenian Women' Organizations Should be Involved in Karabakh Conflict Resolution

    The Azerbaijani and Armenian women' organizations should be involved in resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,

    Friday, October 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 371
  48. 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
  49. KYRGYZSTAN: First Woman President Makes a Mark

    When Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva was selected to be President of Kyrgyzstan, she became the first woman head of state in

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 337
  50. KYRGYZSTAN: Election Brings New Democracy to Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyz voters cast their ballots yesterday to create the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia in an election

    Monday, October 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 322

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