Tolekan Ismailova Oral History Audio Files
About the Interviewee*
Tolekan Ismailova (Kyrgyzstan) is Director of Human Rights Center: Citizens Against Corruption, Founder of the NGO Forum of Kyrgyzstan (1996), which played a key role in the development of the non-governmental sector, Founder and President of Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society. In 2002 Ismailova became the first Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow from Central Asia, and in 2009 she was awarded the French Liberty-Equality-Brotherhood Human Rights Award, honoring freedom of expression and information in Kyrgyzstan.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.