Brown Bag Lunch: Gender and Social Inclusivity Assessment: USAID Central Asia

September 11, 2019 12:00pm

RTP Horizons Building Room 3162 DC 7134

Gender and Social Inclusivity Assessment: USAID Central Asia

The Global Gender Center and IDG’s MERLA team are excited to announce a Brown Bag Lunch on the recently completed Gender and Social Inclusivity Assessment (GSIA) RTI helped conduct for USAID’s Central Asia Mission, this Wednesday, September 11th, 2019. The GSIA assessment was commissioned by the Central Asia Mission to guide its Regional Development and Cooperation Strategy and to assess macro level issues regarding gender norms, power relationships, and LGBTIA issues in and between Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Anna Kirey, RTI’s idependent consultant and Gender Expert for the GSIA team, will present findings of the GSIA assessment.

Anna Kirey is a queer feminist activist currently based in London, working at Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Program as a Deputy Director for Campaigns. Before that, she worked as a senior program officer focusing on trans and intersex health and rights at Open Society Foundations. Anna has also been a researcher at Human Rights Watch, focusing her studies on LGBT issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She is a founding member of Labrys, one of Central Asia’s largest LGBT organizations that was founded in 2004 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kirey, who was born in Russia and grew up in Ukraine, attended Bishkek’s American University and has since attended a graduate program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and another at the University for Peace in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.

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