Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: No
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Has your sexual orientation affected your job in KYRGYZSTAN? Do you feel limited in your career by your sexual orientation?
In too many ways to count
I changed careers because of my sexual orientation
I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay
My co-workers harass me because of my sexual orientation
I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work
A bill that would make it a crime to establish “a positive attitude towards non-traditional sexual relationships” has been introduced in the ex-Soviet country of Kyrgyzstan. If passed, the law would impose a sentence of up to one year in jail. >>>
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. >>>