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Domestic violence is a hot topic in Central Asia. In all countries of the region (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan), domestic violence still requires a comprehensive (re) solution. This article examines the root and socio-political impact of domestic violence in the region. Three small case studies and discussions were presented to reflect the essence of the issue. It was also found that gender research is needed in Central Asia due to the historical and epistemological position and nature of the region. It was found that there is no clear statistics base on domestic violence in Central Asia, and the measures taken differ in theory and practice. Our findings confirm the relevance of creating a real and clear statistical database for in-depth study of domestic violence, the collaboration of experts in various fields to examine the topic, and developments that can completely (re)solve the issues. Based on this topic, we hope that our study can be helpful in future research on gender issues in each Central Asian country, linking issues of oppression, gender inequality, and sexuality to several disciplines, such as sociology, feminist geography, economics, and psychology.


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Zuhriddin, J. . (2022). Gender Studies: Domestic Violence in Central Asia. International Journal of Culture and Modernity, 18, 42–52. Retrieved from


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