Despite conservative social norms that mean girls can wed as young as 14, drop-out rates are declining.
Debate continues over the best way to prosecute Russia for the crime of aggression.
Even as Chișinău confirms its European path, Evghenia Guțul pledges closer ties with Moscow.
Challenges lie ahead in recovering funds from frozen assets.
Precious resources are often villages’ only cultural centres, but they remain underfunded and at risk.
Global Voices: Europe/Eurasia
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kyrgyzstan, authorities are moving to shut down the independent nonprofit Kloop Media Foundation in the latest action against independent journalism, while in Kazakstan an increasing number of people entrust, and lose, their money in schemes publicised as abiding by religious principles.
Elsewhere, an analysis digs into the different challenges that Afghan and Russian refugees face in Tajikistan.
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.