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June 10, 2019, 3:12 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"According to the latest available data in Kyrgyzstan, 13.8 percent of women aged under 24 married through some forms of coercion,' the statement reads. 'Practices such as bride kidnapping, forced marriage or Ala-Kachuu do not belong to the culture and tradition of Kyrgyzstan but are a violation of the rights of vulnerable people'" (para 14). "The statement goes on to note that Kyrgyzstan 'has taken significant steps to strengthen its laws such as the prohibition to perform child religious marriages' but comments that 'more work needs to be done in the prevention and prosecution of perpetrators as well as ensuring the protection of victims.' Laws on the books mean nothing...more
June 10, 2019, 3:12 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to media reports, 20-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy was stabbed to death by a 29-year-old man who had abducted her twice. The stabbing occurred inside a police station outside Bishkek, raising sharp criticism of the police and how they handle bride kidnapping cases" (para 2).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"According to the latest available data in Kyrgyzstan, 13,8 per cent of women aged under 24 married through some forms of coercion" (para 2).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Kyrgyzstan has taken significant steps to strengthen its laws such as the prohibition to perform child religious marriages" (para 4). This suggests that girls and boys are often married quite young (HGM - CODER COMMENT).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The United Nations System in Kyrgyzstan is concerned about the crime reported in the media when a victim of bride-kidnapping was murdered by her abductor" (para 1).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Gender-based violence remains one of the most pervasive forms of violence against women in Kyrgyzstan and we will continue to work with NGOs and other United Nations agencies to flag this issue and give it more visibility” (para 10).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them. But in unregistered marriages, there is no such contract and women lose out on these benefits" (para 2). “Some of the most problematic consequences of unregistered marriages are the rights of women to property..." (para 4).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The practice [of unregistered marriage] is of concern because it undermines the rights and economic position of women and is closely tied with a prevelence of domestic violence" (para 3).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

“Some of the most problematic consequences of unregistered marriages are the rights of women to property, obtaining birth certificates for children and access to social services" (para 4).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-2

"The ceremonies are carried out mainly in rural areas. The marriages have no legal standing in the country. Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them. But in unregistered marriages, there is no such contract and women lose out on these benefits" (para 2).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Women Entrepreneur Support Association/WESA says that only in 2014, compared to 2013, the number of those seeking legal advice on matters of sharing matrimonial property and on inheritance rights, has nearly doubled" (para 4).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The UN Human Rights Regional Office for Central Asia has been working to ensure that women’s rights are protected and brought to the attention and action of State authorities. The Office is also providing technical support to State officials on better enforcement of existing laws" (para 8).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The [unregistered marriage] ceremonies are carried out mainly in rural areas. The marriages have no legal standing in the country. Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them. But in unregistered marriages, there is no such contract and women lose out on these benefits" (para 2).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Girls are expected to marry young, often against their will, without legal recognition. Women are given less status and this creates an environment for marginalization and increasing vulnerability for them" (para 7). "During the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Kyrgyzstan accepted recommendations to take further legislative and practical measures to eliminate violence against women, in particular bride-kidnapping of underage girls, polygamous unions, forced marriages and early marriage of girls" (para 9).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

“The rise in unregistered marriages is symptomatic of a return to traditional values...Girls are expected to marry young, often against their will, without legal recognition" (para 6-7). "Kyrgyzstan accepted recommendations to take further legislative and practical measures to eliminate violence against women, in particular bride-kidnapping of underage girls, polygamous unions, forced marriages and early marriage of girls" (para 9). This suggests these are commonly practiced within Kyrgyzstan (HGM - CODER COMMENT).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The rise in unregistered marriages is symptomatic of a return to traditional values brought on by the socio-economic hardships in Kyrgyzstan... traditional values, often along patriarchal lines, took over...Girls are expected to marry young, often against their will, without legal recognition. Women are given less status and this creates an environment for marginalization and increasing vulnerability for them" (para 8-9).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

“Although Kyrgyz legislation provides de jure gender equality, there is a significant gap regarding de facto equality for women in practice" (para 5).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them" (para 2).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

The ceremonies are carried out mainly in rural areas. The marriages have no legal standing in the country. Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them. But in unregistered marriages, there is no such contract and women lose out on these benefits (para 2).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

“The practice [of unregistered marriage] is of concern because it undermines the rights and economic position of women and is closely tied with a prevalence of domestic violence" (para 3). This suggests that in practice domestic violence is still common (HGM - CODER COMMENT).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

3.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Kyrgyzstan, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Kyrgyzstan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 92% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Kyrgyzstan (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Kyrgyzstan provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Kyrgyzstan (104).