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KYRGYZSTAN: Rape Trial Spotlights Women’s Plight

July 20, 2012

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BISHKEK, Jul 20 2012 (IPS) – Allegations that a member of Kyrgyzstan’s KGB-successor agency organised the brutal rape of his wife have outraged women’s rights activists in Bishkek. But what rights defenders call an ordinary crime is having an extraordinary effect because of the victim’s response: she pressed charges. Nazgul Akmatbek kyzy has pursued her […]

KYRGYZSTAN: Rape Trial Spotlights Women’s Plight

July 20, 2012

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Source: Interpress Story This story originally appeared on EurasiaNet.org. BISHKEK, Jul 20 2012 (EurasiaNet) – Allegations that a member of Kyrgyzstan’s KGB-successor agency organised the brutal rape of his wife have outraged women’s rights activists in Bishkek. But what rights defenders call an ordinary crime is having an extraordinary effect because of the victim’s response: […]

Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

July 20, 2012

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Kyrgyzstan starts anti-bride kidnapping campaign

November 29, 2011

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Kyrgyzstan has launched a campaign to stop bride kidnapping, a traditional term for the abduction and forced marriage of thousands of young women every year in the Central Asian state. Bride kidnapping in Kyrygzstan dates back generations through the country’s nomadic folklore. Photo: AP By James Kilner, Almaty 2:49PM GMT 29 Nov 2011 The origins of […]

Kyrgyzstan: Call to end bride kidnapping

November 7, 2011

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 Printer-friendly version Location: Kyrgyzstan Action Number: 39.1 Date: 7 Nov 2011 Click here to view this action in Russian. *All names of victims have been changed in order to protect their identities Photo courtesy of Open Line In 2009, on her way home from university, Vulkan was abducted by a man who wanted her for […]

Kyrgyzstan Bride Kidnapping

November 12, 2010

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