Human rights activists and representatives of non-governmental organizations discussed today in Bishkek at a press conference the issues of early marriage and teenage pregnancy in Central Asia.
The conference was organized with the aim to work out a joint action plan for the development of mechanisms to prevent forced and early marriage in the countries of Central Asia.
According to the UN, 3,615 crimes, including murder and rape, were committed in Kyrgyzstan against women and girls in a year.
According to the NGO "Women's Support Center," 32 violent thefts a day are committed against women in Kyrgyzstan, 11,800 kidnapping of women in a year, and 2,000 cases of rape a year.
NGO "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" is the organizer of the event attended by doctors and representatives of religious confessions.
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