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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

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Facing the Past and Apology

July 10, 2014 | Gökçe Tüylüoğlu

An online exhibition invites visitors to consider the personal and political aspects of apology.

U.S. Must Prove Its Commitment to Human Rights in Central Asia

May 20, 2014 | Judith Mazdra
The U.S. government must deliverer clearer and more emphatic messages in support of human rights in Central Asia.

Sent Home to Torture: Extradition in Central Asia

March 6, 2014 | Katalin Szarvas

One man’s harrowing story offers a rare glimpse of a growing practice—where asylum seekers are sent back to countries where they face a serious risk of ill-treatment.

A Court Victory over Torture Raises Hopes in Kazakhstan

February 3, 2014 | Alexandra Cherkasenko

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.

A Deafening Silence Over Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan

January 22, 2014 | Judith Mazdra

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?

Four Photographers Share Their Visions for Change

November 13, 2013 | Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Four photographers have been awarded Audience Engagement Grants to work with young people in New York City and the Lakota Nation, Kyrgyz migrants, and people with disabilities.

Aid to Uzbekistan Should Not Help Forced Child Labor

October 14, 2013 | Kate Lapham

Uzbekistan, a country with a history of forced child labor, has submitted a request for $49.9 million in education funding. The Global Partnership for Education needs to be cautious about this proposal.

No Documents, No Doctor? No Longer

September 9, 2013 | Olga Ochneva, Olga Rychkova

Jamila used to be one of many people in Kyrgyzstan denied health care because she did not have a permanent address. Now, thanks to work by Asteria, she’s looking forward to her first doctor’s appointment.

Turkey’s Twitter Generation Is Its European Future

June 25, 2013 | Heather Grabbe

Turkey’s protests signify a clash between a modernizing society and a still rigid and old-fashioned political system.

A Step Forward for Children with Autism in Tajikistan

June 11, 2013 | Kate Lapham

Parents of children with autism in Tajikistan have little access to information about how to support their children’s development, and they face significant discrimination. The organization IRODA is working to change that.