IWPR Articles

IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

State Guarantee Programme for the Elect: Are Benefits Valid for PWDs in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the country has a valid state guarantee programme for persons with disabilities that guarantees them access to healthcare services. However, in fact, persons with disabilities do not have access to any guarantees. (more…)

What Will 2019 be Remembered for by Central Asian Countries?

The year of 2019 was very intensive for Central Asian states. Let’s remember the most important events of the departing year according to the materials of CABAR.asia journalists.



Unsafe City: Why Ramps in Bishkek Are Just For Show?

There have been many talks about “smart”, modern and safe city in Kyrgyzstan lately. Although Bishkek is one step closer to the overall digitalisation, the city that doesn’t have accessible environment for certain groups of people cannot be called a safe city.


Sexual harassment in Kyrgyzstan: Impunity and Reprehension of Victims (infographics)

In Kyrgyzstan, every fourth woman experiences work harassment. (more…)


Culture in Kyrgyzstan: Ministers Change, National Policy Doesn’t

The recent scandal with feminnale in Bishkek again emphasised fundamental problems in culture, which cannot be solved systematically. (more…)

“It’s Contrary to our Mindset.” Scandal over Exhibition Unfolds in Kyrgyzstan

In Bishkek, female activists decided to draw public attention to the issue of women’s rights violation using contemporary art. Other activists – supporters of the national culture and traditions – opposed it and called to close down the exhibition.


Kyrgyzstan: “Re:Action” Against Corruption

According to experts, civil control over the activities of the authorities will strengthen; however, they don’t expect any real actions against Raimbek Matraimov, whose name appears in the investigation of the illegal withdrawal of millions of dollars from Kyrgyzstan. 

Pensions in Central Asia: Struggling for Survival (infographics)

65.6 million people live in the four countries of Central Asia, including 7.8 million pensioners. In other words, every eighth resident of Central Asia is on pension. 



PWDs in Kyrgyzstan: The Unlimited Pursuit of Happiness

Serious disease, disabilities can prevent one from arranging one’s personal life, yet they are not a critical factor in this matter. A few Kyrgyzstanis with health problems have proved it by having created good families.

Housing for Persons with Disabilities in Kyrgyzstan: First on the Waiting List to Get What’s Not Available

Kyrgyzstan wants to create a special housing stock that would be providing housing to PWDs and orphaned children.


IWPR activities in Central Asia

IWPR Is Looking for Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

To monitor and evaluate the project “Development of New Media and Digital Journalism”, the IWPR regional office in Central Asia is looking for country M&E specialists (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz..

cabar.asia 22.01.20
IWPR and CABAR.asia Media School Publish Research of Online News Consumption

The research was part of the Development of New Media and Digital Journalism in Central Asia Project funded by the Government of the United Kingdom with the purpose to find out how people re..

cabar.asia 21.01.20
The Methods of Countering Extremism on the Internet Discussed in Dushanbe

On December 12-13, IWPR Tajikistan together with the Committee of Religion, Regulation of Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and The P..

cabar.asia 24.12.19