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By admin on Dec 16th, 2013

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 17 December, in International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Tais Plus and Shah-Aiym Network with support of AFEW and Robert Carr Fund organize Round Table "Legal regulation of sex work and law enforcement practices towards sex workers in Kyrgyzstan".

By admin on Dec 6th, 2013

 Tais Plus and the Sex-Worker Network “Shah-Aiym” is organizing an event to protest the violence against the sex workers with the financial support of the UNFPA and the Soros Foundation Kyrgyztan. The event is meant to commemorate two important dates: December 1st, International AIDS Day and December 17, International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers.

By admin on Dec 4th, 2013

December 4, 2013 - Bishkek. NGO Tais Plus holds exhibition of crafts and art of sex workers' and their children to show that sex workers are people with talant and skills. It is an event to make a bridge between December 1, Internaitonal AIDS day and December 17, Internaitonal Day to End Violence against Sex Workers.

By admin on Jun 20th, 2013

Tais-Plus and Shah-Aim
A meeting of the sex worker network Shah-Aim took place on June 7-8 at lake Issyk-Kul. The meeting was made possible due to financial support by the Robert Carr foundation. The participants of the meeting were representatives of sex worker community from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and their allies.

By admin on Mar 5th, 2013

 By Tais Plus Team

In October 2012 Ministry of Interior of Kyrgyzstan has initiated new draft bill to introduce an administrative offence for sex work. (also read background article here).

Tais Plus with numerous allies – organizations and individuals – implemented wide advocacy campaign to stop this initiative of Ministry of Interior. Finance support was provided by Urgent Action Fund. Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ has provided incredibly sounding promotion about all our efforts against new draft bill. Many people worldwide have learnt all our news in real time.

By admin on Dec 20th, 2012

By Tais Plus

Today, December 20, 2012, a round table dedicated to the study "Respecting the Rights of Sex Workers in the Kyrgyz Republic" was held in Bishkek.

The study was conducted between May and August 2012 in six cities (Bishkek, Tokmok, Karakol, Osh, Jalalabad and Kyzyl-Kiya), which involved 590 sex workers and 33 employees of law enforcement agencies.

By admin on Nov 28th, 2012

AKI Press - November 26, in the framework of "Stop the criminalization of sex workers in Kyrgyzstan" campaign public hearings took place in the City of Osh.
The director of public fund "Podruga" Nadezhda Sharonova reported that the main purpose of these public hearings is to attract attention of decision-makers, to the problem of illegal repression by the police against sex workers.

By admin on Nov 20th, 2012

OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT OF KYRGYZSTAN REGARDING PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE ADMINSTRATIVE CODE TO PENALIZE SEX WORK
November 12, 2012

4 internaitonal organizations expressed their concern with the proposed law to introduce administrative penalty for sex work in Kyrgyzstan.

By admin on Oct 24th, 2012

by Tais Plus team

Dear friends and colleagues,

Ministry of internal affairs (MIA) in Kyrgyzstan announced about new initiative to criminalize sex workers by administrative regulation. Currently sex work in our country is decriminalized. On 17th of October main informational portals posted this news.

By admin on Dec 21st, 2011

Individuals and groups from the CEE/CA, as well as other regions,were invited to submit testimony about the impact of different laws and HIV. SWAN submitted a submission that tried to include experiences from all across the region. Many other SWAN groups individually submitted such as HOPS (Macedonia), Lega-Life (Ukraine) and HESED (Bulgaria).

In the end, Odyseus (Slovakia), SZEXE (Hungary), TAIS PLUS (Kyrgyzstan), Association for Assistance (Russia) and SWAN were accepted to present in front of the commissioners at a regional meeting in Moldova in May, 2011.

With the generous help of the Open Society Foundation, presenters from the various groups including Katerina Jiresova, Irina Maslova, Gulnara Kurmanova, Mariann Bodzsar, Stasa Plecas from Serbia who was representing SWAN and Aliya and Anna-Louise from the SWAN network met in Chisinau, Moldova to strategize.

The group decided that the strongest strategy was to brainstorm 4 key issues as they affected groups across the region and to present as a block. One person per issue and one person to summarize and spell out the recommended actions groups were calling on the Commission to endorse.

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