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Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Oct 28th, 2009

The following story was documented and shared at the 24th Program Coordinating Board (UNAIDS) Meeting, Thematic Segment People on the Move in June of 2009 by Gulnara Kurmanova of Tais Plus, a SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan with the assistance from Selbi Jumayeva and published on the blog of Laura Agustin Border Thinking on Migration, Trafficking and Commercial Sex. The story tells about the surviving of sex workers - and in particular of migrant transgender sex workers - on the streets of Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Jun 22nd, 2009

May 15-16, 2009 – Sex workers participated in a seminar on empowerment and strategies to increase efficiency of HIV prevention among sex workers of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan organized by Tais Plus, SWAN representative in Kyrgyzstan. But this was not the only goal of the meeting. Participants used the opportunity to discuss ways of uniting and creating a nationwide network of sex workers after having voted unanimously for the necessity to have such a network in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Jan 27th, 2009

On 17th of December Tais Plus, SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan presented a social drama piece, played by sex workers for audience gathered in Labrys Community Center in Bishkek, the nation’s capital. The audience saw examples of violence in the work place and why sex workers as victims of such violence do not address the police.

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Jan 22nd, 2009

Seminars on sex work and human rights for media reporters were organized in November by SWAN member organizations in Sankt Petersburg, Irkutsk and Chelyabinsk in Russia, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Taldikorgan in Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Dec 15th, 2008

On 20-25 October 2008 Tais Plus, SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan presented its Shadow Report on the implementation of UN CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) by the Kyrgyz Republic at the 42nd CEDAW session in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Sep 18th, 2008

In this issue of Sex Workers’ Report we speak with Shahnaz, a sex worker and activist from Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia, formerly part of Soviet Union. We discuss the economics of sex work. People are so much focused on the sex part of sex work, that they often forget the money side of the equation. Shahnaz, actively involved with TAIS Plus, a SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan, tells us how sex workers’ struggle to make out a living while their earnings are supporting extended families, babysitters, landlords, clinics, and police officers. More

 

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Sep 18th, 2008

Shahnaz Islamova from Tais Plus, SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan participated at the Barcelona conference and spoke about Tais Plus outreach work with sex workers. Shahnaz’s presentation can be read here.

 

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Sep 16th, 2008

Representatives of two organizations, members of SWAN Network, participated at the Mexico conference: Irina Maslova from Humanitarian Action in Russia and Gulnara Kurmanova from Tais Plus in Kyrgyzstan. Here is a short report on the conference, written by Irina exclusively for the SWAN News. More

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Sep 16th, 2008

On 10 June 2008, a two-hours informal interactive civil society hearing, with the theme of Action For Universal Access 2010: Myths and Realities, was run in High-Level Meeting on AIDS (General Assembly, United Nations, New York). One of the civil society rapporteurs was Gulnara Kurmanova of Tais Plus, SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan. More
 

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Sep 15th, 2008

On 10 June 2008, a two-hours informal interactive civil society hearing, with the theme of Action For Universal Access 2010: Myths and Realities, was run in High-Level Meeting on AIDS (General Assembly, United Nations, New York). One of the civil society rapporteurs was Gulnara Kurmanova of Tais Plus, SWAN member from Kyrgyzstan. Read the speech here.

Kyrgyzstan
By Aliya on Dec 17th, 2007

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