Central Asia Days 2019

Organizer Centralasiengrupperna
Time 2019-11-24 12:002019-11-25 17:00
Location Day 1: ABF Stockholm (Per Albinrummet) Sveavägen, 41 Stockholm Day 2: Grills...
Central Asia Days 2019

The two-day event will include lectures, presentations and discussions, with activists, scholars and researchers from Central Asia. The first day of Central Asia Days 2019 will be organized in collaboration with ABF-huset (Per-Albinrummet) in Stockholm and will include two sessions that will start with the reception of guests and visitors at 12 00. The first lecture will start at 12 30 and will be held by Davlatbegim Mamadshoeva from Tajikistan, who will share her experience of conducting a feminist research project in Tajikistan, mainly focusing on her attempts to make fieldwork relations with her participants more equal and reciprocal. During her session, Davlatbegim will attempt to critically discuss what feminism as a set of conceptual and methodological perspectives offers us to understand lives of young women in Tajikistan. The second lecture will start at 14 00 and will be held by Irina Matvienko, a feminist activist and a journalist, from Uzbekistan, who will talk about the current situation of the civil society, activism and state non-governmental organizations with the focus of women’s rights, defamation and smear campaigns against human rights defenders as well as her work at NeMolchi.UZ.

The first day of Central Asia Days conference will end with a screening of “Ayka” movie. The screening will start at 16 45 and will take palce at Zita Bio (Salong 2), Birger Jarlsgatan 37. Ayka is a drama, portraying the life of a young Kyrgyz woman who has migrated to Russia to support herself and settle her debts. The film represents the reality and challenges that migrant women face in Russia.

The second day of the conference will be held at Grillska Huset (Ridarsalen) and consist of multiple lectures starting at 10 00 with the reception of guests. The first lecture will be given by Julian Tucker, Junior Research Fellow and research coordinator at the Stockholm China Center of ISDP, who will focus on how China has sought to make the Silk Road an economic reality once again. While the historical Silk Road conjures romantic notions of oases and caravans crossing the desert, its twenty-first century namesake is a highly modern and very different entity. New technologies, a changing socio-economic environment and shifting political realities are all contributing to a global process of transformation – and Central Asia is no exception. This presentation will look at some of the impacts that contemporary Chinese policy has on Central Asia society, as well as Chinese responses to developments in Central Asia. The second lecture will start at 11 50 and will be held by Anastasia Aladysheva, evaluation expert from the International Committee of the Red Cross, who will talk about the peace-building interventions in Kyrgyzstan and impact evaluation work that she conducted jointly with other researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The third lecture will start at 14 00 and will be held by Humayra Bakhtiyar, an independent journalist and the Chairperson of “Journalists in Exile”, who will present a lecture about political rights in Tajikistan and how actors, who fight for freedom are labeled terrorists. The fourth lecture will start at 15 40 and will be held Sergey Kuratov, the chairperson of the Ecological Society Green Salvation in Almaty, Kazakhstan, who will shed the light on the situation of environmental human rights in the country.

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Day 1: ABF Stockholm (Per Albinrummet) Sveavägen, 41 Stockholm
Day 2: Grillska Huset (Riddarsalen), Stortorget 3, Stockholm