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Представители сексуальных меньшинств рассказали Омбудсмену Кыргызстана о нарушениях их прав

По просьбе представителей сексуальных меньшинств Омбудсмен Кыргызстана Турсунбек Акун и ответственные сотрудники аппарата Омбудсмена приняли их в офисе.

Как сообщает пресс-служба Омбудсмена КР, на встрече представители ЛГБТ (лесбиянки, геи, бисексуалы, трангендеры) организаций рассказали омбудсмену об основных правонарушениях, с которыми сталкивается ЛГБТ сообщество в Кыргызстане. Они подняли вопросы соответствия законодательных норм Кыргызстана международным правовым стандартам, затронули тему отсутствия антидискриминационного законодательства в стране и законодательства о преступлениях на почве ненависти.

Представители ЛГБТ организаций выразили надежду на плодотворное сотрудничество с аппаратом Омбудсмена во благо соблюдения прав человека в Кыргызстане.

Согласно Закону «Об Омбудсмене (Акыйкатчы) КР» Омбудсмен защищает, (ст.10) рассматривает заявления и жалобы граждан Кыргызстана. Здесь не могут быть препятствием гражданство, расовая и национальная принадлежность, религиозные и политические убеждения, место жительства, пол, несовершеннолетие, неправоспособность субъекта, интернирование или изоляция, а также какое-либо особое отношение подчиненности либо зависимости от администрации или государственной власти.

На встрече присутствовали организации: Общественное Объединение «Лабрис», Общественное Объединение «Кыргыз Индиго», Трансгендерная Инициативная Группа «Тендик».

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First Round of Awards Made Through amfAR’s GMT Initiative Combat HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The seven awards will go to community-led groups working with gay men, other MSM, and transgender individuals across the region.

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Cub Barrett, Program Communications Manager, (212) 806-1602, cub.barrett@amfar.org

NEW YORK, October 18, 2012—amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, on Thursday announced a new round of grants aimed at reducing the spread and impact of HIV among gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender individuals—collectively known as “GMT.” The Foundation this week renamed its MSM Initiative to reflect the diversity of populations being served by the program. The new initiative will also integrate a more strategic focus that capitalizes on recent advances in the science of reducing HIV vulnerability among GMT.

The seven awards, which range from $8,000 and $20,000, will go to community-led groups working with GMT across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

“The new name of our initiative better reflects the kind of work we’ve been funding for several years: projects that curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic among GMT, not just MSM,” said GMT Initiative Director Kent Klindera. “These seven awards showcase the many different ways our partners engage with GMT across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the fact that five of the seven groups are receiving amfAR funding for at least the second time shows that their projects are having a real impact.”

Since July 2007, amfAR’s MSM Initiative has made 184 Community Awards totaling more than US$3.3 million to support 140 frontline organizations serving GMT individuals in 72 countries.

Some of the newly funded projects reflect the increased role of advocacy among GMT Initiative grant recipients. For example, for the second year, Tanadgoma—Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health in Tbilisi, Georgia, is working with partners in the South Caucasus to increase understanding of transgender individuals’ needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia through personal interviews. The resulting reports will be used to advocate for increased access to quality HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for transgender individuals.

Another funded project will also focus on advocacy and systems change. In its second year as an amfAR grantee, Kyrgyz Indigo in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, will continue to implement programs serving ethnic Kyrgyz GMT and will embark on a new project with the goal of increasing sexual health and personal safety skills for GMT. Additionally, the project will promote tolerance among members of the military and police, as well as government officials and the media.

“The GMT Initiative is committed to not only helping to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS through local efforts, but also working with larger institutions like the government and police to help change attitudes and educate them about vulnerable populations,” Klindera said. “We’re proud of our grantees for having the vision to both work with their local populations while also focusing on the larger picture.”

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