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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, 

Phase III - Support the Government of Turkmenistan in the Implementation of Standard Operating Procedures on Identification of Victims of Trafficking

This project aims to support the Government of Turkmenistan in the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures on Identification of Victims of Trafficking, focusing especially on the psychological vulnerability of victims and applying a human rights approach to trafficking. And in addition, awareness raising and capacity of the judges will be improved on human rights of victims.

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.

Towards an Effective Migrants' Right to Health in Central Asia: Assisting Governments in Enhancing the Provision of Health Services for Migrants - Kyrgyzstan

The proposed project will contribute to increase the availability and accessibility of health services for migrants in the benefiting countries – Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. This will be achieved through supporting the development of comprehensive and evidence-based migration health policies and legislation in line with international norms and standards. Two expected outcomes will contribute to the realization of this objective.

Phase II Contribute and Extend Drug Reduction Efforts Among Internal and International Migrants in Turkmenistan - Kazakhstan

The present project is a follow-up of the previous INL funded project (2014-2015) on reducing drug use and will focus on extending the drug reduction efforts among internal and international migrants in the regions (velayats) of Turkmenistan. The objective of this project is to contribute to the drug reduction efforts of the Government of Turkmenistan through preventing substance abuse and identifying and referring drug users among external and internal migrants to relevant services.