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• Source, transit and, to a lesser extent, a destination country for women subjected to forced prostitution.

• Women from the Kyrgyz Republic are subjected to forced prostitution in the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, China, South Korea, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Thailand, Germany, and Syria.

• Some men and women from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan transit the Kyrgyz Republic as they migrate to Russia, the UAE, and Turkey, where they are subsequently subjected to forced labor and forced prostitution.

• A recent NGO study estimated that over 60,000 Kyrgyz citizens are victims of trafficking, both within the country and abroad.

• UN Women’s Development Fund also stated that from 40 to 50 women and girls were hospitalized in the Bishkek city hospital every month because of domestic violence.

• Traditional practice of kidnapping women and girls for forced marriage in rural areas.



• NGOs provided services for victims of domestic violence, including legal, medical, and psychological assistance, a crisis hotline, shelters, and prevention programs


Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011