Jarkyn Shadymanova Sharipa Mamytova, Save the Rural Women in Kyrgyzstan from Unregistered Marriages
Date grant awarded: September 24, 2016
Save the Rural Women in Kyrgyzstan from Unregistered Marriages raises awareness for rural women in Kyrgyzstan which is known for its bride kidnapping practices. Forced marriages result in unregistered marriages. Women in unregistered marriages are amongst the most disadvantaged group and confront barriers as a result of their limited rights. They are also subjected to violence and abuse, and have more difficulties ending an abusive relationship due to lack of support and legal protection.