Kazakhstan: Information on whether there is assistance or protection available for women who are victims of domestic violence, and whether there are Islamic laws that particularly protect women
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||KKT16011.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Kazakhstan: Information on whether there is assistance or protection available for women who are victims of domestic violence, and whether there are Islamic laws that particularly protect women, 1 January 1994, KKT16011.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aacc78.html [accessed 2 September 2014]|
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Sources currently available to the DIRB do not provide information on the above subjects. However, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992, which states that "[s]everal women's organizations exist [in Kazakhstan], including the Union of Women of Kazakhstan, the Union of Women Entrepreneurs, and the League of Muslim Women," might be noteworthy (1993, 818). The attached two articles, which provide information on women's organizations in Kazakhstan, might be useful as well.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992. 1993. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.
The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). 8 September 1993. Tatyana Zhurbenko. "Conference of Women's Organizations Opens in Almaty." (NEXIS)
The Xinhua General Overseas News Service. 5 November 1992. "NPC Vice-Chairwoman Meets Kazakhstan Visitors." (NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
News From Helsinki Watch. 1992-93.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (REF/RL) Research Institute. News Briefs. 1992-1993.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (REF/RL) Research Institute. Research Bulletin. 1992-1993.