Byubyusara Ryskulova is a founder of Women’s Crisis Shelter ‘Sezim’ which has been working in Kyrgyzstan since 1998. The shelter provides legal, medical and psychological assistance to women who are living in abusive families, usually surviving violence from their male partner. ‘Sezim’ works 24 hours a day and runs a hotline. It is also considered to be one of the few Kyrgyzstan’s service organizations for women.
I plan to interview Byubyusara for GenderStan on the issue of polygamy and domestic violence, as well as their experience with working on the issue of substance abuse.