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CENTRAL ASIA: Disabled Citizens Find Avenues to Advancement Blocked

By Alisher Khamidov BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct 24 2012 (EurasiaNet) – As a child, Feruza Alimova dreamed of becoming a lawyer so she could help disabled people. But the 22-year-old cannot pursue a law degree because a bone deformity keeps her homebound. Her… Continue Reading →

The Word on Women – Forced sterilization and the Millennium Development Goals

  By Widney Brown Two reports by the BCC this month raise the spectre that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals which include reducing maternal mortality and ensuring environmental sustainability may actually be undermining women’s sexual and reproductive rights. The… Continue Reading →

BBC Provides Horrific Testimonies on Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan

April 12, 2012 – The BBC has a horrifying new report on the forced sterilization of women in Uzbekistan. Stories have been leaking out for years about doctors secretly performing hysterectomies on women who have given birth in hospitals. The… Continue Reading →

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