Bulgaria: Information on the treatment of Turkish Muslim women and the legal recourse available to those of them who are victims of human rights violations; on the treatment of women in the military, particularly those who are ethnic Turkish and Muslim, who are required to perform reserve service as nurses
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||BGR22345.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bulgaria: Information on the treatment of Turkish Muslim women and the legal recourse available to those of them who are victims of human rights violations; on the treatment of women in the military, particularly those who are ethnic Turkish and Muslim, who are required to perform reserve service as nurses, 1 November 1995, BGR22345.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac0214.html [accessed 19 January 2018]|
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Information on the situation of Turkish Muslim women in society and in the military could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. For previous information on the situation of women, please consult Responses to Information Requests BGR19346.E of 10 January 1995, BGR19513.E of 12 January 1995, and BGR17854.E of 18 July 1994.
For information on Bulgarian women who are activists opposing violence against women, please consult the fourth paragraph of the third page of the Star Tribune attachment of 30 August 1995. For information on Bulgarian women who are victims of crime and on projected amendments to laws on women's rights, please consult the Xinhua attachments of 15 August and 17 May 1995.
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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Star Tribune [Minneapolis, Minn.]. 30 August 1995. Metro Edition. "Gone to China-Here's Why; Women's Conference Is Only The Stopover; The Real Destination is Equality; A Minneapolis Lawyer on Hiatus Gives a Glimpse into why She and Other Minnesota Women Have Headed to The NGO Forum in Huairou." (NEXIS)
Xinhua News Agency. 15 August 1995. "Bulgarian Women Victims of Increasing Crime." (NEXIS)
_____. 17 May 1995. "Bulgaria to Amend Laws on Women's Rights." (NEXIS)
Other Sources Consulted
Amnesty International Report. Yearly.
DIRB file on Bulgaria.
Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.
News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.
Open Media Research Institute (OMRI), Prague. Transition.
RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Monthly.
Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.