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Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Women in Central Asia
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Even under Soviet rule, women in Central Asia found themselves caught up in a conflict between traditional roles and their publicly propagated emancipated role.

Since the region became independent, the conflict has shifted to the contradiction between women’s traditional role and one offering completely new opportunities within a market-oriented society. Many women have succeeded in overcoming this apparent contradiction in role patters. During the past few years, a number of NGOs have arisen which try to advance the interests of women in the most diverse areas. This symposium aims to thematise both the complexity of the role patters and the function of women’s NGOs, as well as bring together women sociologists, journalists and scientists to discuss these issues.

Author: Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva (Women’s Ressource Center, Taschkent, and author of the book "The Daughters of Amazon’s"), Elvira Pak (Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Almaty, and NAJADA Women’s Network. Almaty), Shatkul Kudabaeva (President of the Congress of Women of Kyrgyzstan and Chairman of the Board of the "Amanbank", Bishkek), Rosa Otinbajewa(ambassador of the Republic of Kyrgystan in London)


"Women in every-day life in Uzbekistan"
Statement: Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva, Women's Ressource Center, Taschkent, und author of "The Daughters of Amazon's"
Answer: Brigitte Heuer, Sociologist, FU Berlin

"Women's NGO's"
Statement: Elvira Pak, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Almaty, and NAJADA Women's Network, Almaty
Answer: Andrea Berg, Ruhr-University Bochum

"Women in leading positions"
Statement: Schatkul Kudabajewa, Shatkul Kudabaeva, President of the Congress of Women of Kyrgyzstan and Chairman of the Board of the "Amanbank", Bishkek
Answer: Beate Eschment, Orientwissenschaftliches Zentrum, Halle-Wittenberg

Closing Discussion of all participants

Presenter: Margit Miosga, Journalist, Berlin

Contact: Peter C. Seel

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