Akram Kubanychbekov is a Senior Advocacy Officer at ILGA-Europe. Akram works on developing and implementing advocacy strategies and policy initiatives aimed at bringing legal, political and social change for LGBTI people across Europe and Central Asia, with a focus on hate crime and speech, asylum and migration, domestic violence, Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia.
Akram joined ILGA-Europe in 2020. Akram started his activism back in 2008, in Kyrgyzstan. Prior to joining ILGA-Europe, Akram worked at the Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Central Asia as a Rule of Law Consultant. He holds a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law from University of Essex, UK (2018).