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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Uzbekistan: On the Way to Equality

Uzbekistan is the only state in Central Asian region, which doesn’t have a law on equal rights and opportunities for men and women. However, in late April the country submitted a draft law for public discussion. It has caused mixed reaction of people.
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“Stay Neutral.” Life of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Uzbekistan

There are more than 140 thousand residents in the town of Chirchik, Tashkent region, including 500 followers of the religious organisation, Jehovah’s Witnesses. They cannot get registered in any other town of Uzbekistan, therefore, the information about their exact number in the country is not available.
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Renovation in Uzbekistan: to Evict and Demolish

Demolition of ramshackle houses in Uzbekistan has led to the demolition of not only ramshackle houses, but also historical buildings. Violations of law, corruption and people’s anger have been increasingly reported. According to experts, renovation programme should involve not only officials and businesses, but also general public. 

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16.04.19
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Life of Adventists in Uzbekistan

Adventism in Uzbekistan appeared in 1905, at the times of Tsarist Russia, due to the religious families that moved here. Back in the 30s, during repressions, the Adventist branch was sent to Siberia. The followers of Adventism returned back to the country only in 1956.
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Uzbekistan: Life of the Tashkent-based Baha’i Community

A neat one-story house stands by the side of the lively Tashkent road. If we come closer to the door, we’ll see the sign “Tashkent-based city religious community of Baha’i”.
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Uzbekistan: South Aral Sea Region Lacks Water

Safe drinking water is available only to 52.4 per cent of population of Karakalpakstan at the beginning of 2019, according to the Department of maintenance of interregional water pipeline Tuye-moiyn Nukus. Almost half of the people in the South Aral Sea region have to travel every day to carry clean water in buckets. If they have no access to clean water, they take water from the nearest well, outdoor water pump, or an irrigation ditch.

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Uzbekistan: Women Are Less Paid, Less Educated, Less Equal

In the annual report by the World Bank, “Women, Business and the Law”, Uzbekistan ranks 127th in the gender equality index scoring 70.63. This figure is below the average global score 74.71 and the lowest among CIS.
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History of Vaccines: From Shamans To Halal Vaccines

An avalanche of vaccine refusals, and consequently the measles outbreak in Central Asia is only a part of a global trend observed by doctors and researchers across the globe. According to the estimates of WHO experts, in 2018 the number of diseases caused by vaccine refusals increased by 30 per cent. This led to the death of over 100 thousand people, the majority of which were unvaccinated children.
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“I’ve been kicked out”. How Uzbekistan Protects Women’s Rights

Since last year, the authorities of Uzbekistan have been actively dealing with the problems of women who are the victims of violence and being in difficult situations. The once-concealed topic is now on agenda. More rehabilitation centres have opened across the country, assistance and employment programmes have been created.

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Uzbekistan: Unavailable Gas

In 2018, the total natural gas production in Uzbekistan is expected to be about 61 billion cubic metres, which is 5.2 billion cubic metres more than in 2017. However, almost one third of the population in the republic have to warm up their houses with coal and firewood.
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31.01.19
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