In 2017, domestic violence was removed from the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan. At the same time, according to the public fund “NeMolchi.kz” (“Do Not Be Silent” – tr.), an average of 120 rapes, 5232 beatings, 72 injuries, 14 murders and 48 suicides of women is registered per month in the country. (more…)
“Although the country’s legislation does not provide for discrimination, a de facto large number of cases of gender-based violence indicate the systemic failure of at least the judicial system,” said Gulzada Rysbekova, an independent researcher in the field of international relations, in an article just for CABAR.asia. (more…)
Women and children have nowhere to go from the abuser during the lockdown and self-isolation period. (more…)
Lockdown and financial problems cause jumpiness in families and lead to conflicts and violence.
In Kazakhstan, women’s organizations are raising alarm and calling on authorities to take action against abusers and aggressors.
Kyrgyzstan doesn’t have separate laws protecting the victims of violence in case of self-defence. According to experts, women are brought to trial and almost always found guilty.