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Protest in Baku over arrest of activist who ‘defended rape victim’

Around a dozen women protested the arrest of an activist allegedly detained and tortured for attempting to report a police official for rape.

Protest in Baku over arrest of activist who ‘defended rape victim’

Around a dozen women protested the arrest of an activist allegedly detained and tortured for attempting to report a police official for rape.

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.

Giving birth to someone else’s child: surrogacy in Armenia

For some in Armenia, surrogacy represents the last chance to have a family — but for surrogate mothers it can be a difficult experience.

Giving birth to someone else’s child: surrogacy in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

For some in Armenia, surrogacy represents the last chance to have a family — but for surrogate mothers it can be a difficult experience.

Voice | ‘I’m not a girl, I’m an athlete’

Despite all odds, in just one year, Patima Ayshalova has become one of Daghestan’s top boxers.

Voice | ‘I’m not a girl, I’m an athlete’

Despite all odds, in just one year, Patima Ayshalova has become one of Daghestan’s top boxers.

Voice | ‘I did all these things so that the women would not lose hope’

Vafa Naghi tells the story of how she left behind a promising career to return to her village and help its women gain their independence.

Voice | ‘I did all these things so that the women would not lose hope’

Vafa Naghi tells the story of how she left behind a promising career to return to her village and help its women gain their independence.

Opinion | The killing of women in Azerbaijan is a product of our society 

To tackle the scourge of domestic violence we need to go to the root of the problem — the societal norms underpinning the violence.

Opinion | The killing of women in Azerbaijan is a product of our society 

By Arzu Geybulla

To tackle the scourge of domestic violence we need to go to the root of the problem — the societal norms underpinning the violence.

Anti–domestic violence march goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Despite police violence, protesters were able to regroup and continue the protest.

Anti–domestic violence march goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Despite police violence, protesters were able to regroup and continue the protest.

Voice | ‘Life is tough for a young widow’

A woman from Duisi, Pankisi Valley, speaks of being married too young, losing a husband and the hardships of being a widow in a conservative society.

Voice | ‘Life is tough for a young widow’

A woman from Duisi, Pankisi Valley, speaks of being married too young, losing a husband and the hardships of being a widow in a conservative society.

Analysis | The gender wage gap in Georgia exists only among the well off

Analysis of CRRC/NDI polling shows that women demand significantly lower salaries to start working than men, but only among those who are better off.

Analysis | The gender wage gap in Georgia exists only among the well off

By CRRC

Analysis of CRRC/NDI polling shows that women demand significantly lower salaries to start working than men, but only among those who are better off.

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.

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