Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: No
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Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in KYRGYZSTAN? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?
I am not out at my religious community
I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will
I am out, and the community condemns me
I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community
I do not have a religious community, but I want one
The International Crisis Group strongly condemns the Kyrgyz security service’s harassment of human rights defenders and others who met with one of their analysts in Osh. the Crisis Group also officially protested the illegal search and interrogation of their staff member.
How do you create unprecedented social change in Kyrgyzstan? Gather health officials, mix in some of the best doctors and psychiatrists, and add determined LGBT activists. Then, watch as they build trust, break barriers, and learn from one another.The result? The first gender marker legislation change in Kyrgyzstan’s history, signed, without objections, by 13 various Ministries of the Kyrgyz Republic. The decree is now on the Prime Minister’s desk awaiting the final signature. >>>
A derelict hospital refurbished last year to serve as a battered women’s shelter with nearly $750,000 in aid from the US military in Kyrgyzstan has never been used for its intended purpose. The disconnect between the project’s mission and its outcomes, plus its exorbitant cost, is casting doubt on the judiciousness of the Pentagon’s aid spending in the beleaguered Central Asian country.
14/03/2011 | Women's Project Coordinator - ILGA
Anna Kirey is an activist from the former Soviet Union who has been in leadership positions in the LGBTI organisation Labrys based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Anna has also been active with women's organisations and has a keen interest in gender perspective within different social structures. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Interview by Patricia Curzi >>>
As one of five Central Asian Republics who have become separate, sovereign states after the collapse of the Soviet Union, made progress towards integrating into the world economy and now see the rising influence of religious fundamentalisms, Kyrgyzstan is in an ongoing state of transition. Dr. Nurgul Djanaeva, President of the Forum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan and author of Kyrgyzstan Women in Transition, spoke with AWID about how women are playing important roles in, facing persistent challenges amidst and experiencing new setbacks due to this complex transition. >>>