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.
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.
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.
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.
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 supports a hackathon on "Safe Cities and Safe Environment"
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.
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
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
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
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...
11 October - International Day of the Girl Child
Gender equality is key to sustainable development
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.
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
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 celebrates International Day of the Girl Child in Osh
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on 11 October. The main aims of the day are to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.
A law on prohibition of child marriages is entering in its active phase of implementation
On February 13, 2018 Child’s Rights Defenders League (the League), with the support of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic and the British Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, held a roundtable where representatives of authorized state bodies, international organizations and public organizations discussed further actions and activities to prevent child marriages and the protection of their rights with a view to eradicating this problem.
Empowering women and girls requires renewed efforts to end violence and harmful practices
Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016
Warriors of invisible war
“I have never thought sexual violence would be such a challenging case to defend”-, says Aijan Orozakunova, one of the best lawyers that someone would know in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. “When I have taken the rape case to follow, I was shocked by the assigned judicial sentence- the penalty was far from being fair. The perpetrator got three years and of course, we stepped in immediately to appeal for a stricter penalty. We won - he will be imprisoned for eight years now”