Document date: 27 June 2017

DUSHANBE, August 3, 2016, Asia-Plus – Radio Liberty reports police in the South Kazakhstan region have detained more than 30 local residents to prevent possible ethnic clashes amid ongoing tension between local Tajiks and Kazakhs over an unconfirmed rape case.

The South Kazakhstan regional authorities say 34 people were detained on August 2 after unknown assailants burned the door of a local shop in the village of Ghani Muratbaev and set two houses and several cars on fire in the nearby village of Dikhan.

Topics: Ethnicity
Document date: 18 April 2017

Дар видео маълумот дар бораи хизматрасониҳое, ки аз тарафи шабакаи 18 Маркази захиравии занон ба қурбониҳои зӯроварӣ дар оила ва зӯроварии гендерӣ дар саросари кишвар расонида мешаванд, омадааст. Ин шабака аз тарафи Дафтари САҲА дар Тоҷикистон дастгирӣ карда мешавад. Видео фаъолияти яке аз марказҳоро, ки дар ноҳияи Хуросони Вилояти Хатлон ҷойгир мебошад, нишон додааст. Дар видео мусоҳибаҳо бо кормандони асосии ин марказ ва баҳрабардорон низ ба навор гирифта шудаанд.

Topics: Gender
Document date: 12 January 2017

On 20 and 21 December, the Equal Rights Trust launched three new comprehensive reports examining discrimination and inequality in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Published as these three countries mark the 25th year of their independence, the reports provide unprecedented insights into discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other grounds in states where little has previously been reported on such issues.

Source: Equal Rights Trust
Topics: Age, Language, Religion, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity, Health Status, Sexual Orientation, Political Opinion, Socio-Economic Status
Document date: 25 September 2016

Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is visiting Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan this week – three countries plagued by serious human rights abuses.Uzbekistan has one of the world’s worst human rights records; Tajikistan is in the midst of its most severe crackdown on the political opposition since the end of the country’s bloody civil war in 1997; and abuses persist

Source: Human Rights Watch
Topics: Religion, Ethnicity, Political Opinion
Document date: 25 September 2016

The World Bank has refused to acknowledge its human rights obligations in its new policy framework, Human Rights Watch said today. The bank’s third, and most likely final, draft of its new environmental and social framework, published on July 20, 2016, does not require the bank to respect human rights. Instead, it only references human rights in its non-binding “vision” statement.

Document date: 25 September 2016

A victim of forced labor in cotton production and three Uzbek human rights defenders filed a complaint on June 30, 2016, against the World Bank’s private lending arm, the Cotton Campaign coalition, the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights, International Labor Rights Forum, and Human Rights Watch announced today.

Topics: Socio-Economic Status
Document date: 25 September 2016

Washington, D.C.—In advance of tomorrow’s C5+1 ministerial meetings, Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State John Kerry to integrate the concerns of marginalized Central Asian communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, into human rights discussions with his counterparts.

Topics: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation
Document date: 25 September 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department warned that religion-based terrorists as well as some governments across the globe are threatening the liberties of religious minorities.

“One of the best ways to deny these murderers their victory is by ensuring that those they have sought to destroy not only survive, but thrive,” said Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, announcing the 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom.

Topics: Religion
Document date: 25 September 2016

It's still illegal for two men to have sex in many countries, and according to The Advocate, some even have a "test" to see if it's been happening.

Topics: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation
Document date: 25 September 2016

Experts have raised concerns about a recent serious of incidents in which Tajik women have killed themselves along with their children.

Suicide rates tend to be high amongst Tajik women, with most deaths occurring in rural areas.

According to the state committee on women and family affairs, 400 women committed suicide between 2011 and 2013. The real figure is likely to be much higher as many deaths are misreported.

Since last July, four women have tried to commit suicide with their children, two of them successfully. As a result 11 children died.

Topics: Gender