Peacekeeping and Conflict Management: Central Asia
(1,195 words)

Central Asian states have shown both a tendency to exclude women from participating in conflict resolution processes at a formal level and an increased suppression of women's rights. Central Asia is, however, particular in the sense that religious repression of women is of a relatively recent origin and became a problem after independence in 1991. When the five Central Asian states of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan were under Soviet rule, women enjoyed a relativ…

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Swanstrom, Niklas, “Peacekeeping and Conflict Management: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00359>
First published online: 2009



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