About 65 percent of couples prefer not to legalize relations in Kyrgyzstan
"About 65 percent of couples in Kyrgyzstan prefer not to legalize their relations and live in civil marriages," Suiun Kurmanova, leader of the Legal Settling of Family Relations in Kyrgyzstan project implemented by the anticrisis center Sezim told the news agency "24.kg".
"Residents of the outlying regions see no difference between official registration and religious ritual - nike, as the ritual provides a sort of marriage certificate in Arab, which really confuses people. This has caused essential growth of divorces in the country. Most of the couples break up within first few years of marriage. They get divorced as easily as they get married. However it severely violates rights of women and children. The number of single mothers, whose husbands notify about divorcing them by a simple phone call, is growing. It is only one word, said three times in public that can separate the couple forever," Kurmanova said.
As the research shows, for women the divorce is almost always tragic.