Some estimates say up to half of marriages in Kyrgyzstan are results of bride kidnapping with a third of those nonconsensual.Because of the demands of the nomadic economy, women worked as virtual equals with men, having responsibility for chores such as milking as well as child-rearing and the preparation and storage of food.Population of women: 2,811,300/2,240,300 Life expectancy of women: 73 School life expectancy for women: 13 Women's adult literacy: 99% Unemployment of women: 9% Women engaged in economic activity: 55% are equal before law and the court.No person shall be subject to any kind of discrimination, violation of his rights and freedoms on the ground of origin, sex, race, nationality, language, religion, political and religious convictions or any other circumstances of personal or public character." The same article states that “In the Kyrgyz Republic men and women have equal freedoms and rights, and equal opportunities for their realization”.As in recent years, the government did not take any steps to provide justice for the victims of interethnic violence in 2010.Impunity for ill-treatment and torture remains the norm.She tells DW what motivates her to risk her life and why the US bears a special responsibility when it comes to defending women's rights.Kyrgyz brides and grooms lay flowers at the Eternal Flame before a mass wedding ceremony May 7, 2011.
‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. A true story from the Netherlands dispels this notion.
The new Constitution was adopted by referendum on October 21, 2007.
Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Gender Equality –Law of the on 12 March 2003.
Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia, with strong nomadic traditions.
Most of Kyrgyzstan was annexed to Russia in 1876, but the Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916, and a large part of the population was killed during that violent conflict.