«The rehabilitation program for those returning from Syria and Iraq should be individual for each person. There is no universal solution. If it existed across the globe, it would have been successfully used already,» – Julia Denisenko, an independent expert on countering extremism and deradicalization, noted in her interview for CABAR.asia. (more…)
From August 5-22, Belief.cabar.asia held a contest among Instagram users of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the best post on religious tolerance. The goal is the promotion of religious diversity and religious tolerance in the countries of Central Asia. (more…)
The only mosque of the Twelver Shiites of Kyrgyzstan is located in Bishkek.
Elier Karimov: Mandatory quotas for women will positively affect the solution of gender problems in Uzbekistan
What needs to be done to raise the status of women in Uzbekistan? Elier Karimov, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor at Hofstra University (New York, USA) considers it useful to legally strengthen the measures which provide privileges for women.
Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan is the third after Bishkek and Chui region by the number of residing orthodox Christians.
According to studies, over 10 years the number of those who consider themselves atheists in Kazakhstan has tripled.
IWPR in Tajikistan Promotes Involvement of Local Communities in Work to Reduce the Growth of Radicalism and Extremism among Youth
Local communities on the southern borders of Tajikistan with Afghanistan, in the region named after Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadoni (the former Moscow region) discussed the situation with the growth of extremism and religious intolerance among young and offered their vision for solving the problem. (more…)
Back in 30s in Tajikistan there was a “Society of the Atheists,” freely operating and clearly enjoying state support. But now atheists, because of the agressive reaction of society, prefer to stay low and quiet. (more…)
In Tajikistan, some of the women complain that their own family members force them to wear a hijab. Lawyers say that for these actions are prohibited by law, but women fear that it can disrupt the relationship within the family.
Activists in the Kushonien region, in the south of Tajikistan, discussed ways of solving the problems of radicalization and religious tolerance
The reasons for the radicalization of youth and ways to solve these problems were discussed on August 21 in the Kushonien district, Khatlon region, one of the most affected by the departure of Tajik youth in the ranks of ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Tajikistan and other countries). (more…)