For the past 13 years, the Uzbek government has carried out a sterilization program affecting tens of thousands of women, according to this report.
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Open Society Foundations activities in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia promote social progress and human rights by supporting programs, research, advocacy, and local organizations addressing issues such as democratic governance, human rights, and transparency and accountability.
This informal briefing and discussion with Human Rights Watch researchers examines the human rights situation in Central Asia, focusing on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
In an unprecented move, a court in Kazakhstan has ordered the authorities to pay compensation to a victim of police torture, enforcing a ruling by the UN Committee against Torture.
Every year, tens of thousands of women throughout Uzbekistan are sterilized without their informed consent—and often even without their knowledge. Why isn't the international community condemning it?
Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the highest rates of institutionalized children in the world. For many, placement in an institution begins at birth.
Experts at this event will discuss Uzbekistan’s ongoing, systematic forced sterilization program, which has affected tens of thousands of women.
BBC journalist Natalia Antelava and Matthew Fischer-Daly of the Cotton Campaign discuss Uzbekistan’s ongoing, systematic forced sterilization and forced labor programs.