July 29, 2012
How a museum in the remote desert of north western Uzbekistan came to house one of the world's most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art.
July 16, 2012
Uzbekistan is the only country in the world where children are forced, by order of the government, to harvest cotton.
June 7, 2012
Since the Soviet Union’s implosion in 1991, the South Caucasus states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been treated as nations in transition. Has the time come to put this notion to rest?
May 24, 2012
Education projects in southern Kyrgyzstan are teaching students the benefits of living in a multicultural society and helping to create the conditions necessary to avoid future ethnic conflict.
May 9, 2012
With the start of the Eurovision song contest, the eyes of the European viewing public will turn to Azerbaijan—and, activists hope, to the corruption and human rights abuses taking place there.
April 27, 2012
More than a thousand people marched along the streets of Taksim Square in Istanbul to demand full economic, political, and human rights for women.
April 18, 2012
The Human Rights Committee affirmed that the prohibition on the return of asylum-seekers to torture and the prospect of the death penalty is not subject to balancing based on alleged threats to national security.
April 13, 2012
Government medical workers in Uzbekistan are lying to women to convince them to undergo surgical sterilization. Regardless of whether the women are truly convinced, saying no to the permanent procedure is not an option.
April 5, 2012
Despite an influx of international funding for health, many people in Kyrgyzstan are unable to get the lifesaving medicines that they need. Civil society groups have launched a coordinated effort to monitor and analyze budget spending to identify gaps in health care services.
February 22, 2012
The story of Azimzhan Askarov, a human rights defender unfairly serving a life sentence in Kyrgyzstan, symbolizes the country's failing justice system and the ruling elite's unwillingness to safeguard basic rights.