It has been a hectic year for Zhanar Sekerbayeva. Recently, Zhanar and her colleagues at Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative «Feminita» finalized 228 surveys and 43 interviews with lesbians, bisexuals and queer persons in Kazakhstan. – People sometimes say that we don’t have any lesbians in Kazakhstan. Here’s the proof that they are wrong and also a needs assessment of this group.
On November 26th and 27th Centralasiengrupperna (CAG) is hosting the fourth annual Central Asia Days! This two-event will include seminars, lectures, discussions, and a movie screening, with activists and civil society members from Central Asia. Free admission. Full program: November 26, 13.30 – 19.00 Solidaritetshuset (Draken) Tegelviksgatan 40, Stockholm 13.30 – 14.00 Reception 14.00 – 16.00 Panel discussion Queer feminism and activism in Central Asia and expression of feminism in art and culture The panel will be led by Zhanar Sekerbayeva, who comes from queer-feminist initiative “Feminita” based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Ruth Jenrbekova, who comes from Creolex cultural center, an […]
At the time of writing, it’s Tuesday night and I’m sitting on the patio outside Novi Ritm’s house in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Even though the clock is almost ten, it’s more than enough with just t-shirt and shorts.
It’s been 15 years since that day when history was made in the UN High Quarters in New York. For almost a century women rights organizations had claimed the fact that the Security Council now recognized: If peace ever going to be possible, women needs to be included in the decision-making.