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Voice | ‘Just give me back my children’

Chechen tradition dictates that children of divorce belong to the man and his family. Jamilya shares her story of being separated from her children.

Voice | ‘Just give me back my children’

Chechen tradition dictates that children of divorce belong to the man and his family. Jamilya shares her story of being separated from her children.

Women banned from swimming pool in Daghestan’s Kaspiysk

The ban led to outcry from many women in Daghestan, and a legal challenge has been mounted against it.

Women banned from swimming pool in Daghestan’s Kaspiysk

The ban led to outcry from many women in Daghestan, and a legal challenge has been mounted against it.

Is there a place for women in local government in Nagorno-Karabakh?

Not a single woman was elected to Stepanakert’s Council of Elders, and the numbers were just as low throughout Nagorno-Karabakh.

Is there a place for women in local government in Nagorno-Karabakh?

By Anahit Danielyan

Not a single woman was elected to Stepanakert’s Council of Elders, and the numbers were just as low throughout Nagorno-Karabakh.

Voice | ‘I have finally accepted myself’ — an Ingush woman’s coming-of-age tale

For one Ingush woman, growing up in Ingushetia meant struggling with ‘restrictive’ traditions.

Voice | ‘I have finally accepted myself’ — an Ingush woman’s coming-of-age tale

For one Ingush woman, growing up in Ingushetia meant struggling with ‘restrictive’ traditions.

‘I keep silent and put up with it’ — surviving domestic violence in Armenia

Despite a new law being passed to tackle domestic violence in 2018, women’s rights groups say not enough is being done.

‘I keep silent and put up with it’ — surviving domestic violence in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

Despite a new law being passed to tackle domestic violence in 2018, women’s rights groups say not enough is being done.

Opinion | It’s time for North Caucasian men to stop trying to put women ‘in their place’

Tradition and religion need not preclude an active role for women in society.

Opinion | It’s time for North Caucasian men to stop trying to put women ‘in their place’

By Lidiya Mikhalchenko

Tradition and religion need not preclude an active role for women in society.

Voices of Georgian emigrants — ‘They treated us like dogs’

Three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece.

Voices of Georgian emigrants — ‘They treated us like dogs’

Three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece.

Voice | ‘I’m a second wife and I don’t care what you think’

A 35-year-old woman from Makhachkala tells Daptar that becoming a second wife is a dream come true.

Voice | ‘I’m a second wife and I don’t care what you think’

A 35-year-old woman from Makhachkala tells Daptar that becoming a second wife is a dream come true.

Georgia’s feminists face an uphill battle for equality

Despite a rise in the awareness of women’s rights, a lack of women decision-makers is standing in the way of legal changes.

Georgia’s feminists face an uphill battle for equality

By Dato Parulava

Despite a rise in the awareness of women’s rights, a lack of women decision-makers is standing in the way of legal changes.

‘If she goes out — her relatives will kill her’

Men who kill their female relatives over ‘immoral behaviour’ are rarely brought to justice.

‘If she goes out — her relatives will kill her’

By Daptar

Men who kill their female relatives over ‘immoral behaviour’ are rarely brought to justice.