Turkmenbashi shayely, 27
Contact: Olga Mamedova, Tamila Islamova, Coordinating Board members
Registered in September 1997, the Ynam Club is a public and volunteer organization uniting women in Turkmenistan. The club provides free psychological and legal services to women who have suffered from physical violence or discrimination.
The goal of Ynam is to achieve equality and social protection for women, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination. It has created its own free consulting service for women, which is successfully operating in Turkmenistan. Ynam is a wholly independent group that survives through the work of its two organizers and with the help of area organizations.
The organization seeks help in providing training and consultation on the issues of physical violence against women, internal conflicts in the family, and discrimination in public and personal life.
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).