In this video, we hear the story of one EBL beneficiary who has suffered exceptional cruelty at the hands of her husband. When she became disabled in 2009, her husband abondoned her and their children. Thanks to doctors, she was able to get back on her feet and look after the children, but when she returned home she discovered that her husband had fiddled the documents to the house that they had spent all of their money building together and she was evicted. He then freely handed over the property rights to his sister and her husband, without consulting his wife. A court ruled in the husband's favour, leaving his family homeless and his wife on the verge of suicide. An EBL lawyer has been able to help her case.
This video was produced as part of "Equal Before the Law: Access to Justice in Central Asia" a 30 month project being implemented by the Eurasia Foundation with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.