Title

Turning Back the Clock

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2005

Abstract

Women’s position is worsening in the Central Asian republics, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and the north Caucasus – in spite of these nations’ commitment to international conventions on women’s rights.

In each republic, conservatives have been at the forefront of the national revival that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. They want a return to traditional values and consider the emancipation of women an undesirable Western preoccupation.

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