Selbi Jumayeva
Former Advisor

Selbi Jumayeva is a young feminist activist from Kyrgyzstan who has been active in her community since she was 16 as a community mobilizer, educator and activist on issues of sexuality, gender, health and rights. She has been primarily engaged in activism as LGBTIQ ally advocate (and has been an active member of the LGBTIQA organization Labrys for 10 years now). In 2009, Selbi became active in anti-violence (focus on sexual violence) campaigning as an organizer, reaching hundreds of people through performances, public art installations, interventions and marches. In 2012, Selbi and her activist friends started Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ (a FRIDA grantee partner in 2013-2014). Selbi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the American University of Central Asia and a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Essex.

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