The aim of this comparative country analysis is to identify legal barriers and issues in areas where the necessary legislation already exists, but does not fully ensure the implementation of rights and freedoms for gay men, other MSM and trans people. In order to carry out this analysis, ECOM developed a methodology and questionnaire, which our local partners helped us to fill out. The analysis of legal practice took into account both judicial practice and government statistics, as well as reports of activists, information and statistics of organizations involved in documenting cases of violations and protecting human rights, press reports, and reports of non-governmental organizations to international bodies.
The information presented in this document can be useful for non-governmental organizations, community activists, and government representatives when planning advocacy processes and promoting the rights of PLHIV, gay men and other MSM, and trans people, addressing and eliminating barriers that prevent their access to healthcare services, and for protecting their rights and freedoms.
The publication was prepared by ECOM and published as part of the Regional project «Sustainability of services for key populations in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia» (SoS_project 2.0), implemented by a consortium of organizations led by the Alliance fir Public Health in partnership with the CO «100% Life», with financial support from the Global Fund.
The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of the consortium organizations as well as the Global Fund.
The Global Fund was not involved in agreeing and approving either the material itself or the possible conclusions from it.