kazakhstan

What is happening with non-state youth activism in Kazakhstan?

Marinin Sergey 09.10.20

“The space for independent activism, including youth activism, is narrowing down” in Kazakhstan, mentioned Sergey Marinin, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics. Why are the voices of active and civic-minded youth perceived so radically by the authorities?

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“The administration said we were at ‘war’”. How health workers of Kazakhstan fight Covid-19 pandemic

Zulfiya Raissova 29.09.20

Since Kazakhstan declared pandemic, over 46,000 health workers have been involved in the fight against coronavirus. As of September 23, 2020, 13,139 health workers had been infected with Covid-19, which is 22 per cent of their total number. 198 of them have died. (more…)

Women’s Activism in Belarus and Central Asia: a Trend or Necessity?

Zulfiya Raissova 22.09.20

How did it happen that women became the main force of the protests in Belarus in 2020, whose courage is observed by the whole world, and what is the situation with women’s activism in Central Asia? (more…)

Students from Central Asia Cannot Get Back to Study in Russia

CABAR.asia 16.09.20

The pandemic has changed the teaching process in all countries in the world. Many students cannot continue studying at universities due to closed borders. Students from Central Asia who study in Russia have encountered this situation, too. (more…)

Kazakhstan Drafts New Animal Protection Law

Zulfiya Raissova 10.09.20

According to experts, cruelty to animals must be deemed a criminal violation. (more…)

True or False: How Women in Kazakhstan Are Raped and Killed

Asel Sultan 03.09.20

We have prepared a quiz with real and made-up cases of regular Kazakhstani women who have faced violence at home and in public places. (more…)

Experts: Including Animals to the Red Data Book in Kazakhstan Does Not Help Increasing Their Numbers

Zulfiya Raissova 02.09.20

The fact that an animal is listed in the Red Data Book of Kazakhstan does not always positively affect its conservation, experts believe.

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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…)

The Third Decade of Independence: How Fast Does the Central Asian Population Grow?

CABAR.asia 18.08.20

During the past 10 years, the population of Central Asia has been increasing by an average of one million people annually. Despite the low living standards and high mortality rate in some countries, experts predict the further growth of the region’s population.

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

Asel Sultan 12.08.20

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…)