Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: No
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Have you adopted as an LGBTI person in KYRGYZSTAN?
I would like to but it is illegal
Tried, but denied
Yes, with my partner
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. >>>