Supervisory Board member

Anna Kirey is an independent consultant with a background in gender and sexuality in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Anna is also an Advocacy and Human Rights Trainer, Advisory Board member of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Advisory Board, Advisor Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights and Founding member of Labrys (one of Central Asia’s largest LGBT organisations). Previously Anna was Deputy Director for Campaigns for Russia and Eurasia at Amnesty International and senior program officer at Open Society Foundations focusing on trans and intersex rights. Before OSF Anna was a researcher at Human Rights Watch, focusing on LGBT issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She is also a founding member of Labrys, one of Central Asia’s largest LGBT organisations founded in 2004 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Anna, who was born in Russia and grew up in Ukraine, attended Bishkek’s American University of Central Asia and has since attended a graduate program in Russian and East European Studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and another at the University for Peace in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.

Anna is Ukrainian and lives in Sweden.