Almaty Women's Information Center


ul. Volodarskogo 15-15
Tel: 67-84-26
Fax: 50-61-87
Contact: Gulnara Kusherbaeva

AWIC addresses issues of gender discrimination in Kazakstan and works to promote equal rights through education and leadership training. It sponsors conferences and talks, works with the media, and publishes its own journal to disseminate information about violations of women's rights and the activities of women's organizations in countries around the world. AWIC is also lobbies for legislation in protection of women's rights.

One of the center's primary goals is to maintain an on-going informational exchange between women and women's organizations in Kazakstan, the NIS and other countries. AWIC sponsors monthly discussion groups and seminars on current women's issues, including one on Discrimination and Violence Toward Women, held in Almaty in September 1997. In November 1997, an AWIC-sponsored seminar on women's studies resulted in the creation of the first women's studies group in Kazakstan.

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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Last updated:    November 1998