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Development: Community-Based Organizations: Central Asia
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Community-based organizations (CBOs) constitute one of the most important areas for participation of Central Asian women in public life. This is especially so in rural areas, where about 75 percent of the population of the region lives. CBOs also play an important role in the urban centers of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. CBOs have historical roots in Central Asian count…

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Matikeyeva, Sairagul, “Development: Community-Based Organizations: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0218b>
First published online: 2009

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