How Will the Quotas for Female Applicants to Uzbek Universities Work?

Louisa Atabaeva 23.06.20

According to the presidential decree, starting from the 2020/2021 academic year, a 4% budget quota for female applicants to universities will be introduced In Uzbekistan. Below, we examine the details. (more…)

Infographics: How Has the Composition of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Changed Since 1999?

Zulfiya Raissova 05.06.20

Experts are not confident that 30% quota for women and youth will significantly change the political agenda of Kazakhstan. In their opinion, it will function only nominally.

Uzbekistan 2020: new composition and drivers of development

Rafael Sattarov 17.03.20

“Multiple new departments and agencies, a lack of political will to loosen the grip on the non-state sector, conflicting gender policy, big decisions taken behind closed doors – all will endure determining political and economic trends in Uzbekistan,” notes political scientist Rafael Sattarov in his article for (more…)

Gender-based Opinion of Labour Market in Kyrgyzstan

Malika Baiazova 06.03.20

Overcoming gender inequality is still a relevant task for Kyrgyzstan. This is a big problem and it concerns the labour market. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Gender Equality Issues Must Always Be on the Agenda

One third of Kyrgyzstanis wants to see more women in politics, while the majority of people thinks that women should fulfil themselves in social sphere and household.


Tajikistan: When Justice Assaults a Woman 27.01.20

Fighting back the husband’s and his relatives’ abuse is a rare case for a Tajik woman. However, when it occurs, the law and its officers join the abusers.

What Will 2019 be Remembered for by Central Asian Countries? 27.12.19

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 journalists.


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

Inna Aksenova 03.12.19

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.


Self-Defence or Prison: How Victims of Violence in Kazakhstan Go to Jail?

Asel Sultan 28.10.19

According to experts, there is a trend in Kazakhstan when courts hand out softer punishments to abusers, while cases of the victims of violence who injured the abuser while self-defending are registered as murder by default.