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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.

Only After Finishing School: Kazakhstan Introduced New Requirement for the Adoption of Children

Now, the potential adoptive parents must attend the school for adoptive parents. This measure is expected to reduce the number of children returning to orphanages and reduce social orphanhood in general. (more…)

Tajikistan: Measures Taken Not Enough to Support Business 

The authorities of Tajikistan have announced the measures to support businesses and the poor amid new coronavirus pandemic. However, according to experts, these measures are not enough. (more…)

13.08.20
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Kyrgyzstan: Official Figures of Adoption Do Not Reflect Real Situation

Every year, nearly 700 Kyrgyzstanis adopt a child. These figures are official, but, according to experts, this figure is much higher. Very often, family members try to avoid bureaucracy and adopt children illegally. 

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Kazakhstan: Were the Billions of Dollars Effectively Spent on Countering COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic cost all countries a lot. Kazakhstan spent almost $13 billion on countering COVID-19, but the mass infection was not prevented. There was a shortage of medicines and hospital beds. (more…)

12.08.20
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“Rented As a Furniture”. The Migrants from Central Asia Are the Majority of Those Enslaved in Russia

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis, experts predict a new wave of the forced labor slavery in Russia. (more…)

10.08.20
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Kyrgyzstan: Number of Covid-19 Cases in Issyk Kul Region is Rising

Despite the epidemic, the shores of Issyk Kul are full of visitors. Also, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. (more…)

Pandemic and Human Rights: Only Repressive System is Functioning in Kazakhstan

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, civil activists are being detained in Kazakhstan for peaceful actions and posts on Facebook, and doctors who tell about the problems with supplies in hospitals are intimidated and fired from job. (more…)

03.08.20
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“Coronavirus” Bonuses to Health Workers in Kazakhstan: Will Be or Won’t Be

Kazakhstan suspended additional payments to health workers who are involved in the struggle against coronavirus despite the fact that the situation in the country got worse significantly.

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Kyrgyzstan: Tough Fight against Covid-19 and Pneumonia

The number of bearers of coronavirus and pneumonia has increased sharply since the beginning of summer in Kyrgyzstan. A range of activists and experts are confident that pneumonia is directly related to Covid-19. After the criticism by the public and recommendations given by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the authorities of the republic joined the statistical data and now the country tops the sad rankings of the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus. (more…)

27.07.20
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IWPR Organized Panel On “Kyrgyzstan’s Post-election Crisis: Causes, Subtleties and Seeking Solutions”

On October 13, 2020, IWPR organized an online panel entitled "Kyrgyzstan’s Post-election Crisis: Causes, Subtleties and Seeking Solutions."..

CABAR.asia 15.10.20
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CABAR.asia 08.10.20
Is It Easy to Be Young? IWPR Held an Expert Meeting on Youth Policy in Tajikistan

“Is It Easy to Be Young? The New Faces in the Politics and Economy of Tajikistan” was the topic of the online expert meeting by IWPR Central Asia on September 30...

CABAR.asia 07.10.20