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Kazakhstan

LGBTI Rights in Kazakhstan


ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

Dozens Protest Against Planned LGBT Event In Kazakhstan’s Aqtobe

AQTOBE, Kazakhstan -- More than 100 people have protested in Kazakhstan's northwestern city of Aqtobe against an event planned by LGBT activists. The protesters said at the August 8 rally that they…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2021

Kazakhstan: LGBT, women’s rights activists besieged by mob

A training seminar held this week by feminists and LGBT activists in a mining city in central Kazakhstan might have ended in violence but for the intervention of police. A group of…

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Daniyar Sabitov & Anatoly Chernoussov, Kazakhstan

Launched in 2017, Kok.team was the first LGBTI mass media in Kazakhstan and the first website to publish LGBTI content in the Kazakh language. I spoke with the two co-founders, Anatoly Chernoussov…

ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

From Kyiv To Almaty, Marches For Rights On International Women’s Day

Women have marched across Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, and Central Asia demanding governments do more to respect their rights as the world marks International Women's Day. Thousands of activists in Kyiv…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

The K-pop inspired band that challenged gender norms in Kazakhstan

They made their debut as a boy band, expecting to create music and amass fans along the way. Instead they were met with anger, protests and even threats. They perform choreographed dance…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2020

Amnesty Slams ‘Offensive’ Against Human Rights In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Many governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia have pursued an "extensive offensive" against human rights, deploying draconian tactics and tools of the state to suppress protests, freedom of expression, and civil…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration

An appeals court in Kazakhstan on September 3 upheld a decision denying Feminita, a national feminist initiative, registration as a nongovernmental organization (NGO). The group’s focus includes the rights of lesbian, bisexual,…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

ILGA-Europe welcome landmark decision by Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court to uphold the privacy of a lesbian couple

A controversial case that took a year and a half for Kazakhstan’s court system to hear has turned out to be the first legal victory for LGBTIQ rights in Kazakhstan. In January…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Ten Exiled LGBTQ Activists Speak

“We want to give a voice to those, who are not heard, whose voice has been taken,” Ali Feruz says. “Because the story of every human is at the same time the…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia

While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure as well. Russia’s 2013 law…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Kazakh Feminist Activist Fined for Menstruation Campaign

Zhanar Sekerbayeva, co-founder of the feminist group Feminita, was ordered to pay a fine of 30 euros by a court in the Central Asian republic’s largest city of Almaty, an AFP journalist…

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