The 58-year old mother of five and wife of an ill husband, Maksad worked on cooperative farms for much of her life.
It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing
Rights groups are becoming increasingly concerned that the Afghan government is willing to surrender women's rights t
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed security in Central Asia with regional leaders following recent unrest,
Uzbek authorities recently held a roundtable to discuss increasing the participation of women in political life, the
Gender based violence is among the most important social problems in Georgia.
Kazakhstan's authorities will formulate a five-year plan paving the way for women to be given a broader role in the n
If you believe Central Asian women are reluctant to take part in politics, then think twice.
Another woman has joined the presidential race in Kazakhstan, becoming the third female candidate to stand against th
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
UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon is in Central Asia following recent unrest in the region to discuss empowerment of
The few women's crisis centres that exist in Kyrgyzstan are finding it hard to carry on as the international donor su
Within the framework of a visit to Kazakhstan for participation in the OSCE Summit UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon w
When Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva was selected to be President of Kyrgyzstan, she became the first woman head of state in
Kyrgyz voters cast their ballots yesterday to create the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia in an election
More women could emerge as powerful political figures in Kyrgyzstan as the country prepares for weekend elections, a
Equal gender rights have always been a guaranteed indicator for the social development of a country.
This 91-page report states that some government forces acted, knowingly or unwittingly, to facilitate attacks on ethn
(New York) - Newly uncovered evidence of vicious attacks during the massive violence in Kyrgyzstan on June 10 to 14,
Amnesty International has called for an impartial international investigation into the violent events of the past wee
This past March, Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, hosted a round table discussion in co
The Regional Gender Community of Practice (CoP) includes UNDP CO gender focal points, gender advisors and analysts, g
The following video of an interview with Tolekan Ismailova (Kyrgyzstan), Director of the Citizens Against Corruption,
Astana will host the first Congress of Women of Kazakhstan on March 5, Labor and Social Security Minister Gulshara Ab
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.