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Caucasus: Women's rights

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Development, Ethnicity & Race, Women & Gender

Security, in the Caucasus and beyond… prepares for International Women's Day by chronicling key developments in women's rights in the region. However, with many traditional practices slow to die out [1], the blog says that changes in societal values brought about during the Soviet years have been overturned since independence. In particular, it notes, this includes the custom of women retaining their virginity until marriage, domestic violence, and the resurgence of patriarchy [2].