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Challenges of Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Services for Internal Migrants in Central Asian Countries and International Migrants from Central Asian Countries in The Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, and Turkey during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This paper presents and discusses the findings of a desk review on the state of migration and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of the populations in migrant-sending countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In addition, it considers the qualitative data on the access of Central Asian internal and external migrants to antenatal and perinatal care, family planning services, and contraception, including condoms, safe abortion (legal in all countries under consideration), treatment of sexually transmitted infections, 

Development of rural tourism after the coronavirus pandemic

The travel and tourism industry around the world have been hit by the pandemic for various reasons, which are described in more detail in this article. The tourism sector is experiencing a significant and unexpected decline in demand due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In such conditions, tour operators, travel agents, carriers and other participants in the tourist services market suffered serious losses. Airlines are now experiencing the largest crisis in history.

Direct Assistance to Victims of Trafficking in Uzbekistan (DAVU)

This project will focus on protection, to meet the demand for the provision of direct assistance to male and female victims of trafficking in Uzbekistan. The project’s overall purpose will be to protect and restore normal life for victims of trafficking through a comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration and counseling, including medical, psychosocial, and legal assistance, as well as vocational training

Migrants’ Right to health in Central Asia: Challenges and opportunities

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health – or simply “the right to health” – is explicitly formulated in an array of international law instruments, of which most Central Asian states are part. These instruments define states’ obligation to provide healthcare services for all, without discrimination based on health status, ethnicity, age, sex, disability, language, religion, national origin, income, social status or any other characteristic.