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Women confront pandemic-related violence against women across Europe and Central Asia

Monday, June 1, 2020

Both globally and across Europe and Central Asia, home confinement and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated violence against women and girls. In most countries, women’s organizations, hotlines and front-liners have noted sharp increases in calls and reports from locked-down survivors afraid that they have nowhere to turn.

Social media broadcast draws attention to domestic violence amid COVID-19

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Odnoklassniki social network, known as OK, hosted a broadcast for experts and others to discuss how to survive lockdown and avoid family conflict and gender-based violence.

From where I stand: “The fact that domestic violence is not a criminal offence in Kazakhstan is hurting women during COVID-19 crisis”

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dina Smailova, a well-known activist from Kazakhstan, recently spoke to UN Women about the rising reports of domestic violence since the introduction of quarantine measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. With 4 billion people around the world sheltering at home, many women are left in isolation with abusive partners, unable to access life-saving resources and support systems. In some countries, helplines have registered an increase in calls by more than 30 per cent.

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Monday, March 16, 2020

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

Art against violence: exhibition on violence against women and girls opens in Nur-Sultan

Monday, December 2, 2019

A unique art exhibition on violence against women and girls opened in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan on 29 November. The art exhibition was born out of the creative collaboration of the TSE Art Destination, which is a contemporary art gallery, educational centre and an experimental art lab, and the UN Agencies in Kazakhstan, led by UN Women.

Take Five: “We should not tolerate any violence and should not be bullied into silence”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Anna Ryl heads the anti-trafficking foundation, Korgau Astana, in Kazakhstan, supporting women and children in difficult situations. Started in 2009, her foundation also ran the first shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the county’s capital, Nur-Sultan, providing free legal and psychological services for survivors. Today, the organization has the branches in all regional centers nationwide.

Activists from five Central Asian countries discussed urgent gender equality issues with UN Women Regional Director

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

As part of her visit to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Ms. Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia met with youth and civil society representatives of five Central Asian countries, government officials and UN agencies in Kyrgyzstan. Violence against women and girls, women’s economic and political empowerment, stereotypes and active involvement of youth in all processes were the main topics of discussions.

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

Press Release: International Conference on “Prevention of Domestic Violence through Effective Cooperation: New Step in Development of Crisis Centres”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The International Conference entitled “Prevention of Domestic Violence through Effective Cooperation: New Step in Development of Crisis Centres” (the Conference) has taken place today in Astana as a part of the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” global campaign.

In the words of Aiman Umarova: “If violence is condemned to silence, that does not mean that it’s not in our lives”

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Aiman Umarova is an acclaimed Kazakhstani lawyer and human rights activist who specializes in sexual offences against women and children, and crimes related to violent extremism and torture. She has dedicated her life to fight violence against women, despite facing threats of violence herself.

Press Release: Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Monday, November 5, 2018

More than 60 government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference in Bishkek on 5 November to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls in Central Asia.

Press release: OK Live will feature anonymous streaming in support of global campaign against gender-based violence

Thursday, November 23, 2017

OK and UN Women will bring anonymous live-streaming to the OK Live app for one day on Saturday, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The participants will be able to record anonymously their personal stories and share how they have taken action and what needs to be done to end violence against women and girls.

In the words of Aliya Assanova: “I encourage women who are subject to violence to speak out”

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aliya Assanova*, 32, was kidnapped from her orphanage at the age of 18 and forced to marry. She endured an abusive marriage for more than 10 years. As a mother of seven, she managed to break the cycle of violence with support from the UN Women Project, “Kazakhstan Free from Violence,” which is implemented together with the General Prosecutor’s office.

Kazakhstan’s new plan to end domestic violence demonstrates multi-disciplinary action

Monday, August 28, 2017

A new programme supported by UN Women in Kazakhstan is demonstrating a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing violence against women. More cases of sexual abuse and domestic violence are being reported, specialized centres have been set up in each district to provide comprehensive services for survivors.

From where I stand: “We are not the ones to be shamed! Our attackers should be ashamed and prosecuted!”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dina Smailova, survivor of gang rape, decided to break her silence 25 years after the attack. Today, she leads the national movement against sexual violence in Kazakhstan.

From where I stand: “I had minimized my interactions with men since I was eighteen to avoid rape”

Friday, March 3, 2017

Gulzada Serzhan shares the damaging impact of sexual harassment at work place and the heightened risk faced by women of alternative sexualities.

Kazakhstan’s non-state domestic violence crisis centres seek funding

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Under-funded and facing huge demand for their services, non-state domestic violence centres offer women anonymity, confidentiality and comprehensive housing, psychological, legal and social support.

Stopping sexual violence impunity in Kazakhstan

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Participants at a UN Women event – Life free from fear: Stop rape impunity – provide law makers with concrete steps to end sexual violence in Kazakhstan.

Don't Keep Silent shines a light on sexual assaults in Kazakhstan

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Inspired by nationwide campaign that led thousands of women to tell their tales of sexual assault, UN Women MCO Kazakhstan holds an important advocacy training workshop

Government-NGO Dialogue & NGO Strategy Planning Meeting Towards Effective Implementation of Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

UN-Women and IWRAW (International Women’s Rights Action Watch, Asia Pacific) in Collaboration with NGO Women with University Education, Tajikistan and Legal Centre for Women’s Initiatives “Sana Sezim”, Kazakhstan have organized a Government-NGO Dialogue and NGO Strategy Planning Meeting “Towards Effective Implementation of CEDAW”

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