Anna Dovgopol is a Gender Program Coordinator at Heinrich Boell Foundation, Kyiv Office – Ukraine. Besides, she is a co-editor of Gender in Detail web project, a feminist and LGBT activist, and expert on gender issues. Anna graduated from the American University – Central Asia in Bishkek with BA in American Studies and Translation and later received MA in Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. In Bishkek, she was one of the founders and a director of Labrys LBT organization. In Kyiv, she worked with Women’s Network feminist lesbian NGO, Insight LBT NGO, Amnesty International and with other projects focused on education and awareness raising. She was a member of KyivPride for several years and her work now is focused on supporting queer and feminist projects.
Thanks to the efforts of activists from the region, Central Asia was included into the ILGA Europe, Transgender Europe, and now in EL*C. We deliberately strove for this, since for the activists from the region, it is crucial to recognize common experience, problems and solidarity with the countries of Eastern Europe and other post-Soviet republics. […]
This panel is specifically dedicated to the Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and we will discuss different and/or similar lesbian* living realities and activists’ challenges in this region and in six specific countries.