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What is Labrys?
LGBTIQA organization “Labrys” is a grassroots platform for advancement and protection of the human rights of LGBTIQA people in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia equipped with advocacy instruments moved by different generations of activists.
What is our mission?
Our mission is to achieve equal rights, justice and non-discrimination for LGBTIQA communities based on our needs, by empowering and giving voice to our communities, through protection of our rights and freedoms founded on common human values.
What is our goal?
Our main goal is to improve the quality of life of LGBTIQA communities in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia.
We are working towards reaching this aim by working in the following directions:
1) Provision of direct support to our communities based on grassroots approach;
2) Empowerment of our communities by creating conditions for our voices to be heard, providing information and opportunities;
3) Changing the negative socio-political discourse through working with the system and existing practices;
4) Strengthening organizational capacities by improving its planning and monitoring practices, cultivating a culture of care and support of activists, and constant organizational and community self-reflection.
Chingiz Aitmatov, kyrgyz writer
"I want the person I love not to be afraid of loving me openly. Otherwise - it is humiliating"
Annual report for 2012