Category Archives : 1000.Turkmenistan


Natalia Shabunz (Turkmenistan)

“I believe in the values of democratic change and human rights.” Natalia Shabunz lives and works under Turkmenistan’s authoritarian regime as a well-known educator, writer, and public and human rights activist. She started her work in Turkmenistan when civil society activism first began to take shape in the nation, but maintains that even today the […]

Natalia Shabunz (Turkmenistan)

Sona Chuli-Kuli (Turkmenistan)

Sona Chuli-Kuli (Turkmenistan)

“I believe that a woman is the basis of life, and it is she who will bring peace to the world, because she, as a giver of life, will not destroy the life that she has given.” Sona Chuli-Kuli is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience. Chuli-Kuli is her pseudonym. She cannot […]


Ogul Nabat Babayeva (Turkmenistan)

Let us glorify Mother-woman, the whole world is fed by her breast!” M. Gorky Ogul Nabat Babayeva (born 1949) founded the organization Hemayat (“protector”). It mission is the protection of women’s rights in Turkmenistan. The organization offers legal education for women and children and socially aggrieved layers of the population, as well as other services […]

Ogul Nabat Babayeva (Turkmenistan)

Mubarak Gurbanova (Turkmenistan)

“Your work will wait for you to show natural phenomena and rainbows to your child, but these will not wait until you finish your work.” Mubarak Gurbanova (born 1963) is the head of the NGO Medet. She provides educational and job training opportunities to refugees, orphans, the young and the economically deprived. In four years, […]