May 04, 2023 Meet the Women Who Pushed Uzbekistan to Criminalize Domestic Violence By Niginakhon Saida
These are the women, among many others, who advocated and pushed for Uzbekistan to finally criminalize domestic violence.
April 04, 2023 Civil Society Activists Launch Campaign Against ‘Culture of Violence’ in Tashkent By Niginakhon Saida
With the support of the country’s mass media foundation, local civil society activists are trying to instill the message that violence against women is not innate to Uzbek culture.
March 31, 2023 Online Bride and Prejudice in Uzbek Society By Niginakhon Saida and Zukhra Rakhmatullaeva
As matchmatching moves online in Uzbekistan, bigoted preferences are more apparent than ever.
March 14, 2023 Another Uzbek Killed in Ukraine By Niginakhon Saida
Uzbek migrant workers in Russia, and those serving time in Russian prisons, are particularly vulnerable to recruitment into the Russian military.
March 09, 2023 Central Asians Face Entry Denial at Georgian Border By Niginakhon Saida
Several Central Asians report being turned away recently at the Georgian border with no detailed explanation.
January 20, 2023 Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script By Niginakhon Saida
Visit Uzbekistan and you’ll see a variety of alphabets used, a product of the country’s many changes and the long march toward fully using a Latin script.
November 29, 2022 Abortion in Uzbekistan: Legal, Accessible, Declining By Niginakhon Saida
Abortion in Uzbekistan has never been politicized as it has been in the West, but terminating a pregnancy is still becoming less common.
October 26, 2022 For Sale: Uzbek Babies, Never Parented. By Niginakhon Saida
“Shame” culture and poverty are forcing some Uzbek women to sell their newborns for pennies and purity.
October 21, 2022 To Deepen Relations With Uzbekistan, Turkey Leans on Cultural Appeal By Niginakhon Saida
Amid a rapid rapprochement, Ankara has relied on soft power in Uzbekistan by strengthening cultural ties in language and education opportunities. But is it enough?
September 15, 2022 Uzbekistan’s Looted Museums and Forged Artifacts By Niginakhon Saida
As New Uzbekistan aims to attract more tourists, local museums are finally receiving long-due attention, including in regard to stolen artifacts.
August 25, 2022 Uzbekistan’s Islamic Revival, Online By Niginakhon Saida
The content of state-sanctioned Islam conveyed online does not differ from what is published in books, but the delivery makes a difference.
August 09, 2022 Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities By Niginakhon bintu Saida
President Mirziyoyev’s new government is taking measures to close the gender gap in the country's education sector as the higher education system goes through major changes.