Marina Pikulina




Studied Central Asian Politics, Economy, History, Culture and Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Tashkent State University. She now works in the field of peace and justice. Since 2013, she has been a member of the network for refugees’ rights in Israel. She has worked with women’s organizations in Afghanistan, and in 1996 initiated a collection for humanitarian aid for Afghan women and children in Uzbekistan. From 2002 to 2007, she was the Country Coordinator for Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan for the swisspeace early warning program, FAST International. She served as director of the non-governmental Analysis Group S-Monitor and provides educational gender programs for women in the Makhalla social and welfare fund at the Center for Research on Islamic Studies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Editor of the web-site:

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