Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, E/CN.4/2002/106/Add.1, 12 March 2002: Kyrgyzstan
(d) Women human rights defenders
154. Women continue to suffer discrimination in respect of their social rights. Unemployment amongst women is higher than men; they earn a lower average wage than men do and are grossly under-represented in Government and politics. The new Criminal Code, in force since 1998, decriminalized homosexual acts between consenting adult men. Lesbianism is, however, still an offence under the Criminal Code. This indicates stronger prejudice against women’s sexual rights.
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