On 20 and 21 December, the Equal Rights Trust launched three new comprehensive reports examining discrimination and inequality in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Published as these three countries mark the 25th year of their independence, the reports provide unprecedented insights into discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other grounds in states where little has previously been reported on such issues.

Equal Rights Trust

May 31, 2016 - 2:45am, by Aktan Rysaliev

Being hard of hearing in Kazakhstan is enough in at least one major credit company to ensure you will be denied a loan.


By Claire Bigg

March 14, 2016

Daniil is 5 years old, but he has spent more time in the hospital than many adults.

Last year, he was treated four times at the intensive-care unit of his local hospital in Magnitogorsk, an industrial city in Russia's Urals region.

Daniil suffers from congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a life-threatening genetic disease that causes hormonal imbalances, growth problems, and severe vomiting due to the body's inability to retain salt.