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Civil society


Karim Suleymanli, who was beaten and detained by the police. (Photo courtesy of K. Suleymanli)
22 Jun 20
Public outcry after footage emerges of officers beating man for violating lockdown.
Ani Samsonyan from the opposition party Bright Armenia. (Photo courtesy of A. Samsonyan)
22 Jun 20
Civil society groups call for the political echelons to rein in their rhetoric.
Official representatives meet civil society in Gagauzia to discuss domestic violence. (Photo: Moldova government website)
9 Jun 20
Entire territory currently only has safe accommodation for a maximum of four women.
Nino Tvauri at the clinic where she works in Nikozi. (Photo: IWPR)
29 May 20
How women mobilised to care for the most vulnerable members of their already-stressed communities.
#ViolenceIsWeakness campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence both during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.
Reporting Impact
19 May 20
Fears that the toll from abuse during lockdown could be higher than from the virus itself.
Peace and Sports campaigners in Hasaka-Eastern Syria.
Project Highlight
24 Apr 20
IWPR partners move efforts online to meet the challenge of the pandemic.
Lilit Makunts, head of the ruling My Step faction during the session of the National Assembly on March 31, 2020. (Photo: Parliament of Armenia)
16 Apr 20
Civil society fears that new laws lack oversight and violate the confidentiality of personal data.
The Moldovan President Igor Dodon (centre) during a briefing on Coronavirus pandemic with the Prime Minister Ion Chicu and the speaker of the Parliament Zinaida Greceanii, March 16, 2020. (Photo: Moldovan Presidency)
27 Mar 20
Local elections go ahead despite emergency.
Uzbekistan's flag at NYC gay parade. (Photo: RFE/RL/
17 Feb 20
State oppression is combined with indifference from local human rights groups.
Journalist Daler Sharifov. (Photo: RFE RL's Tajik service)
13 Feb 20
Relatives and colleagues say that charges of inciting ethnic and religious hatred are baseless.