“During the years of independence, Kazakhstan has taken a number of progressive measures in the field of combating gender inequality. Despite this, the problem of inequality is still relevant and requires further effective work,” said Ayim Saurambayeva, a lawyer in the field of international law, in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia.
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…)
There are nearly four thousand alimony non-payers with debts ranging from 260 to 20 thousand dollars in Kyrgyzstan. Take a test prepared by CABAR.asia and try to win justice and alimony payments from a second parent of your child.
“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…)
The most widespread lawsuits that women in Kyrgyzstan file are divorce and recovery of alimony payments. They make 85 per cent of all family cases at bar.
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.
On May 25, the president of Kazakhstan Kassym Zhomart-Tokayev signed amendments to the elections law. They introduce mandatory 30 per cent quotas for women and young people into voting lists of political parties. (more…)
In 2019 6,145 cases of domestic violence were registered in Kyrgyzstan, according to the ministry of interior affairs.
Most often, women were the victims of domestic violence — 5,659 reported cases or 92%. (more…)
Kazakhstan female entrepreneurs shape the base of economy and national welfare. According to the head of the National Commission for Women’s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy, Elena Tarasenko, their contribution to the national GDP is almost 40 per cent.
IWPR works to champion issues of women’s rights around the globe while supporting female reporters in sometimes challenging environments. Our journalists, editors and partners not only highlight inequalities and abuses but also celebrate the achievements of women driving change in their own societies. (more…)