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Orthodox Church in Bokhtar. (Photo: IWPR Central Asia)
IWPR Central Asia
7 Jun 18
Christians say that their cemeteries are being stripped bare by thieves.
Alexander Wolters (l) director of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and Abakhon Sultonazarov, IWPR's regional director for Central Asia. (Photo: OSCE Academy Bishkek)
IWPR Central Asia
27 Feb 18
Scheme aims to support a fresh crop of experts and reporters across the region.
Up to a quarter of the Tajik population are labour migrants, almost all men. Women back in Tajikistan are left to take care of their families. (Photo: Adil Nurmakov/Flickr)
IWPR Central Asia
30 Mar 17
Many men find new partners while working abroad, leaving families at home without support.
A Kazak bride and groom celebrate in Astana. (Photo: Neyran Elden/Flickr)
IWPR Central Asia
8 Mar 17
Men see taking extra and unofficial ‘wives’ as a sign of social prestige.
Convicts going for a walk at Kyrgyzstan's only women's prison at Stepnoe. (Photo: IWPR)
IWPR Central Asia
8 Mar 17
Experts say that jailing women has far-reaching societal repercussions.
A Kyrgyz woman in traditional wedding dress. (Photo: Katie Putz/Flickr)
IWPR Central Asia
21 Feb 17
Women left to raise children on their own with no support from their ex-husbands.
Agroinvestbonk clients queue to withdraw cash outside the bank's Dushanbe headquarters. (Photo: Jamila Majidova/IWPR)
IWPR Central Asia
14 Dec 16
Officials blame falling remittances but have failed to implement serious reforms.
Tajik army soldiers form a guard of honour. Dushanbe, July 2005. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
IWPR Central Asia
9 Sep 15
Rebellion led by deputy defence minister came as a surprise.
Kyrgyz prime minister Temir Sariev (right) with Kazak deputy prime minister Bakytjan Sagintaev at the ceremony marking the official end of customs procedures, August 12, 2015. (Photo: Kyrgyz government website)
IWPR Central Asia
25 Aug 15
Exporters say customs controls with Kazakstan remain in place despite launch of free trade rules.
Oinikhol Bobonazarova. (Photo: Galim Faskhutdinov)
IWPR Central Asia
17 Apr 15
In the midst of crisis, authorities seem to be prioritising unnecessary, bad laws.