News from the Region

New guides to help for vulnerable people in Moscow

‘There’s a place for everyone’ – Where to find help in Moscow   30.09.2019   The Social Information Agency has produced two new information sources for Muscovites: ‘Moscow NGOs: Good Practices’ and ‘Where to Find Help in Moscow’.   ‘Where…

Bids invited for projects to support inclusion

Agency for Strategic Initiatives supports inclusion projects   30.09.2019   The Agency for Strategic Initiatives is launching an initiative to highlight projects dedicated to children’s recreation and creating an inclusive environment for people with disabilities.   The initiative is called…

Domestic abuse in Tajikistan – not a crime

Domestic Violence Widespread In Tajikistan; Abuse Is Not A Crime September 28, 2019, By RFE/RL’s Tajik Service The cover image of the recent Human Rights Watch report on domestic violence in Tajikistan. Ruyo, a 23-year-old victim of domestic abuse in…

Shortages of staple foods in Turkmenistan

Queuing For Bread In Ashgabat: Turkmenistan Faces Fresh Food Shortages September 27, 2019, By Farangis Najibullah In Turkmenistan, a good day means a state store in your area is stocked with meat, or you finally get your hands on a…

Novaya Gazeta report on child abuse in Russia

A Study by the data department of Novaya Gazeta on crimes committed against children in the family   Olga Zhuravskaya, president of the NGO Zhuravlik has commented on a study on child abuse by Novaya Gazeta   Domestic violence against…

Tajikistan – HRW report on domestic violence

Tajikistan: Barriers to Aid for Domestic Violence Victims Gaps in Government Response Put Women’s Lives at Risk 19 September 2019 Print (Warsaw) – Tajikistan’s government takes little action to investigate or prosecute domestic violence cases and is doing far too…

Anthrax in Kazakhstan

Anthrax Diagnosis Confirmed In Kazakhstan September 17, 2019, By RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service   TARAZ, Kazakhstan — Four residents of a village in Kazakhstan’s southern region of Zhambyl have been diagnosed with anthrax. The region’s health authorities said on September 17…