Authorities at Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Culture want to ban a play that discusses domestic abuse and sexual violence
“I earn money and it makes me happy,” says Anjira Ashurova, a 46-year-old woman who lives in the small vi
“Women should be beaten every day,” says Kamilla,* repeating the grim words of her deceased sister's husb
Taiwan's former vice president on Friday will talk about the crucial role of women in maintaining world peace and the
In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.
The 58-year old mother of five and wife of an ill husband, Maksad worked on cooperative farms for much of her life.
A two-day OSCE training seminar for members of the Inter-Agency Working Group established by Kyrgyzstan to develop a
Despite legislation designed to secure gender equality, women rarely make it beyond deputy positions in the Tajik gov
Allegations that a member of Kyrgyzstan's KGB-successor agency organized the brutal rape of his wife have outraged wo
It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing
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
To support greater engagement for women's leadership inside the expanding political terrain in Kyrgyzstan, the NDI &n
Rights groups are becoming increasingly concerned that the Afghan government is willing to surrender women's rights t
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
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed security in Central Asia with regional leaders following recent unrest,
Since 2008, the government has not met a legal obligation to issue an annual report on gender equality, MP Damira Niy
Second Secretary at the Kazakh Mission to UN Askar Zhumabayev emphasized that Kazakhstan, at the national level, was
Women's progress is essential to Central Asia's prosperity, top U.S.
Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri
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
In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
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
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
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
In the frame of his visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan to participate in Astana OSCE Summit, UN Secretary-General, M
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
On October 27, 2010 Osh Province State Administration hosted a province level seminar on “Strengthening the rol
Women's rights activists in Tajikistan are exasperated at the failure to pass a law on domestic violence after many y
The Azerbaijani and Armenian women' organizations should be involved in resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,
Despite increasing pressure from Uzbek authorities on independent journalists and human rights advocates, Vasila Inoy
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