Elyor Nematov

Year
2013
Location
Kyrgyzstan
Amount
25,000

Elyor Nematov will partner with Central Asia on the Move, a coalition of civil soci­ety organizations from the region, to address the fact that many Kyrgyz migrants arrive in Russia without official documentation and are often unlawfully subjected to hazardous working conditions. Nematov will exhibit images from his body of work, Central Asian Labor Migrants in Russia, at community centers and universities in the Southern cities of Osh, Jalalabad, and Batken. Members of Central Asia on the Move will provide a resource guide for legal, medical, and social services once in Russia.

Nematov and his partners hope that through their efforts youth will better understand their legal rights and know how to access support networks before leaving Kyrgyzstan.