Gender Equality News

  • Football match Kyrgyzstan - Turkmenistan devoted to the International Day of the Girl Child

    Football match Kyrgyzstan - Turkmenistan devoted to the International Day of the Girl Child

    Bishkek, 11 October 2016 – Friendly match between the national football teams of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan took place today at the ‘Spartak’ stadium in the city of Bishkek. UNICEF and the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic devoted it to the International Day of the Girl Child celebrated today all over the world.

  • Young Gender Activists Turn Kyrgyz Parliament Orange to End Violence Against Women And Girls

    Young Gender Activists Turn Kyrgyz Parliament Orange to End Violence Against Women And Girls

    As a part of this years’ global campaign on16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls, gender advocate and Member of Parliament Ms. Ainuru Altybaeva together with young gender activists who are graduates of UN Women “My Safe and Peaceful School” peer education course led an advocacy event at the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic. During the 29 November event Altybaeva, one of Kyrgyzstan’s strongest voices in the fight for gender equality, felt optimistic about Parliament’s pledge to do its part to combat gender-based violence, adding that she and her supporters “will be firm on this issue until the very end.”

  • UN Women presents a film "Cool Five" about young girls successful in their studies and lives

    UN Women presents a film "Cool Five" about young girls successful in their studies and lives

    UN Women decided to use “innovative way” by using “positive deviants”, who regardless of existing challenges in the community are reaching success and acting as positive role models for youth of Kyrgyzstan.

  • Take the pledge - UNiTED we can stop violence against women and girls!

    Take the pledge - UNiTED we can stop violence against women and girls!

    On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Kyrgyzstan the yearly campaign of 16 days of activism against violence toward women and girls will kick off. The campaign will last 16 days and will close on 10 December, on the International Day for Human Rights. Connecting these dates will draw the public’s attention to the fact that gender-based violence is a violation of human rights.

  • Competition "Breaking Silence on Violence towards Women and Girls

    Competition "Breaking Silence on Violence towards Women and Girls

    The competition is open to all citizens of Kyrgyzstan and is held in three categories: TV/radio; print media/internet outlets; and blogs/multimedia (photography, viral videos and audios, posters). All entries submitted to the competition should be published in a mass media outlet and/or social media with sufficient outreach.

  • A day in the life of a rural woman

    A day in the life of a rural woman

    This brochure provides insights into the everyday lives of women living in the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan, who despite the often harsh and drab realities of rural life continue to work heroically hard to improve their lives as well as those of others around them. Adopting a deliberately narrative approach, the brochure draws together stories of remarkably strong and yet at the same time soft women, whose bravery and confidence are inspirational to women and men alike and can serve as a proof of change for the better.

  • Rural women met with the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and heads of the government bodies to discuss the role of rural women in the country’s development

    Rural women met with the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and heads of the government bodies to discuss the role of rural women in the country’s development

    More than 100 women activists from all parts of Kyrgyzstan have come together today to meet with the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, heads of the Government Office, Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Melioration and other relevant government agencies to discuss the role of rural women in the country’s development.

  • Rural Women in the Kyrgyz Republic improve agricultural productivity and design gender-sensitive local development plans through joint UN/Government project

    Rural Women in the Kyrgyz Republic improve agricultural productivity and design gender-sensitive local development plans through joint UN/Government project

    Participants of the joint UN and the Kyrgyz government “Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment” (RWEE) project increased their agricultural production by 30-70 percent over a 4 year period, thus confirming the benefits of increasing economic opportunities for rural women. Additionally, RWEE participants achieved a 30 percent increase in income from the launch of business activities such as greenhouses, bakeries, photo studios, computer courses, and carpet workshops, and contributed to reduced rural unemployment.

  • UN Women presents a report on yearly advocacy campaign "16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls"

    UN Women presents a report on yearly advocacy campaign "16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls"

    Kyrgyzstan participates in the global call since year 1998, this meaning 18 years of active engagement of mainly civil society into the raising-awareness actions on EVAW (Ending Violence Against Women). Starting from 2012 the active engagement of the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls National movement into the 16 Days Campaign is coordinated by the UN Women Country Office.

  • First forum of women-deputies of local councils calls for introduction of gender quotas in local councils in Kyrgyzstan

    First forum of women-deputies of local councils calls for introduction of gender quotas in local councils in Kyrgyzstan

    On 17 January 2017, over 30 newly elected women deputies of local councils met in Bishkek for the First Forum of Women-Deputies of Local Councils. The Forum focused on discussion of the outcome of the 2015-2016 local elections in regard to women elected, challenges faced by women-candidates in the electoral process, and the way forward to increase women’s political participation at local and national levels.

  • National Women's Forum of Kyrgyzstan to be held in Bishkek

    National Women's Forum of Kyrgyzstan to be held in Bishkek

    On March 3, 2017 the National Women’s Forum in Kyrgyzstan dedicated to celebration of the International Women’s Day - March 8 – will be held in the Kyrgyz National Philarmonic Hall named after T.Satylganov.

  •  Message by UN Women Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic  on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2017

    Message by UN Women Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2017

    In his message on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, the Representative of the UN Women Country Office in the Kyrgyz Republic Gerald Gunther congratulates women and girls on ‘their’ day and calls for action by every man and women, at home and in public life to empower women and girls so that they can use their agency to realize their rights in family and society and participate as equals in building a prosperous and just Kyrgyzstan.

  • How Economic Empowerment Helped a Rural Kyrgyz Women to Become a Deputy at Local Council

    How Economic Empowerment Helped a Rural Kyrgyz Women to Become a Deputy at Local Council

    I used to be a housewife, sitting at home, doing chores around the house, taking care of my children and husband. During my free time, I produced local handcrafts to earn some money to support my family...

  • Statistics help paint a picture of Central Asia’s rural women

    Statistics help paint a picture of Central Asia’s rural women

    Gender profiles for the agricultural and rural sectors of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan – along with a new agri-gender statistics toolkit – are being presented by FAO at a two-day workshop here this week.

  • Women in Kyrgyzstan receive dairy cows, agricultural machinery

    Women in Kyrgyzstan receive dairy cows, agricultural machinery

    Fifty-four dairy cows were handed over to selected rural women in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan last week. Provision of the livestock – together with several units of agricultural machinery – was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Switzerland.

  • No one left behind – evaluating the SDGs with an equity-focused and gender equality lens

    No one left behind – evaluating the SDGs with an equity-focused and gender equality lens

    Kyrgyzstan, as all other members of the United Nations, has pledged to implement and achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Key to Kyrgyzstan, assisted by the United Nations. Meeting this challenge successfully is localization of the Goals so that they respond to the needs of all citizens of the country. Setting appropriate indicators and having an adequate monitoring and evaluation system in place is a prerequisite for this.

  • Summer school promotes gender equality and women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan

    Summer school promotes gender equality and women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan

    Government ministry and agency representatives meet to increased their gender equality knowledge, review international commitments and promote women’s empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • UN Women presented results of the “Building a Constituency for Peace” project

    UN Women presented results of the “Building a Constituency for Peace” project

    The International Day of Peace, on a day of strengthening the ideals of peace among all countries and nations, at Hayat Regency in Bishkek representatives of government agencies, local authorities, UN agencies and international organizations took part in the final conference on the results of the PRF-funded UN Women “Building Constituency for Peace” project. Around 80 participants attended the event, including representatives from state agencies, international organizations and civil society.

  • Give teenage girls a voice!

    Give teenage girls a voice!

    In 2016 the theme for the World Population Day is “Investing in teenage girls”. On this day, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA draws attention of the society to such issues as needs and challenges that face teenage girls.

  • Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

    Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

    The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities, or just plain discrimination...