New legislation would expand the range of non-custodial available to courts.
Families left homeless by the 1988 earthquake are still living in tiny, makeshift shelters.
Ministry of labour and social affairs promotes alternative to placing vulnerable young people in orphanages or children’s homes.
In Nur-Sultan, glitzy shopping malls and swanky hotels mirror Kazakstan's vast natural resources. In the outskirts, villages with no running water and basic services tell a different story of poverty and inequality.
Vast natural resources have made a select few rich while millions of Kazaks struggle to make ends meet.
It’s hard to protect yourself from the virus without proper facilities.
From household tasks to labour rights, the pandemic has aggravated endemic gender inequality.
With a large grey economy and poorly observed labour laws, Azerbaijanis who lose their jobs have little support.
A new generation is standing up for what they believe in - and they refuse to be intimidated.
Whole families live and work in brick factories, struggling to pay off impossible debts.