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An Interrupted Flight. Why There Are No Flights between Bishkek and Dushanbe

cabar.asia 19.02.20

On October 20, 2019, the flights between the capitals of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan was stopped. Now you can fly from Dushanbe to Bishkek and back only via third countries. (more…)

Freedom of Religion in Kyrgyzstan: Necessity, Luxury, or a Threat to National Security?

Periodically arising controversy around religion once again demonstrates the importance of dialogue between the authorities and citizens in the search for an optimal model of the religion-state relationship. Six socio-political factors cause disputes over religion-state relations. (more…)

“Unhealthy” Attention to NPOs in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan wants again to bound non-profit organisations (NPOs) to account for their sources of income and expenditures.
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Curbing Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan: Are Victims Protected?

Anna Zubenko 21.01.20

The reform of the judicial system, including new codes generation, was aimed primarily at the humanization of legislation and the decriminalization of certain types of crimes. Domestic violence, in the framework of the legislation change, was on the contrary criminalized. It was included in the Code of Misconduct, which is part of the criminal law. But the de facto prosecution of perpetrators has become more difficult.

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

Olga Kovaleva 25.12.19

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.

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

Aizada Toma 18.12.19

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

Religious Diversity in Kyrgyzstan: A Believer is a Man and a Citizen, First of All

Leila Saralaeva 17.12.19

Kyrgyzstan has over three thousand various religious organisations registered, which maintain peace and dialogue between themselves. The constitution guarantees equal rights and freedoms to all religious people. 

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Culturological Aspect of the Kyrgyz-Chinese relations: Case Study of The Mining Sector

Conflicts in the mining sector of Kyrgyzstan are often attributed to the environmental, socio-economic, political and managerial issues. However, some believe that these conflicts are a manifestation of deeper civilizational factors, namely the differences between the Kyrgyz and Chinese cultures. The difference in values ​​and worldviews is expressed in the practice areas, in this case – in the oppositional approaches to the issue of mineral resource exploitation. (more…)

“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.

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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. 
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