Kazakhstan called on neighbouring states and the international community to 'promote and expand' the rights and opportunities of their 'Afghan sisters'.
The killing of 20-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy by her alleged abductor has brought to the forefront the issue of gender-based violence across Kyrgyzstan.
At risk of bride kidnapping and domestic violence, women are struggling for their legal rights.
California strawberries, adapted to the conditions in Khatlon Province, are bringing a stable income to Tajik women and their families.
Politicians, civil society activists, artists and schoolchildren are protesting the murder of 19-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy, who was killed, allegedly by her abductor, last month.
The 3-year project is aimed at tackling the root causes of violence against women, such as gender stereotypes and harmful gender norms.
One in three Central Asian women endures beatings, sexual abuse or other mistreatment, according to UN Women.
Challenging stereotypes, self-proclaimed religious women who choose to wear the hijab are becoming business owners, working in professional jobs and taking part in sports.
'We often hear that Islam means women wearing the hijab, doing housework and submitting to their husbands'. Work is being done in Kyrgyzstan to change such ideas.
Kyrgyz women are making a significant contribution to battling terrorism, say observers and officials.