Contrast Charitable Foundation


a/ya 108
480096 Almaty
Tel/Fax: 233-8610

The foundation promotes the civil rights of homosexuals and greater societal acceptance of sexual minorities. It also provides AIDS education for sexual minorities and youth. Contrast is lobbying for changes in Kazakstan's criminal code regarding crimes connected to homosexuality. It also plans to publish a weekly newspaper and to hold a seminar on "Democracy and the Gay Rights Movement."

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).

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Last updated:    November 1998