Central Asia

IWPR has been working with reporters, editors and rights groups across the five Central Asian states for more than a decade.

We currently have three projects – one region-wide, one focusing on Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and another in Tajikistan. Overall, this programming seeks to strengthen accurate, balanced reporting and to strengthen the links between media and human rights groups.

Latest Reports

Svetlana Romanovskaya is pushing for tougher legislation on forced marriage. (Photo courtesy S. Romanovskaya)
20 Feb 14
Lawmaker says tougher methods needed to deal with “traditional” abductions.
14 Feb 14
NGO warns that coerced tests on detainees will only drive prostitution underground.
Kairat Baitolla-Uly (left) arrived from China in 1998, and now works on behalf of returning Kazak diaspora members like himself. (Photo: Gaziza Baituova)
11 Feb 14
Government grants and fast-track citizenship will no longer be offered as standard.