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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Fatherhood starts with….
40% of surveyed students do not consider their home fathers a role model and a prime example, and 43% of girls do not want their future husband was like a father.
A Kyrgyz TV series to challenge men’s world
When I entered this room, I realized that the decorations look very familiar to me. I recalled the scenery from a TV Channel 10 comedy sequel that is being screened once a week on the TV local channel.
Story of Aktilek, a kidnapped bride
I am Aktilek. I am 21 years old and I happened to be a girl who was forced to live with a man and to give birth to children.
Shelter from the storm. Тransformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world
UNFPA’s State of World Population 2015
Police Women in Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Prospects
Conference on women in policing held on 3-4 March 2015 in Bishkek to mark the 5th anniversary of the Police Women Association of Kyrgyzstan and to discuss the role of women in police: challenges and prospects.
UN Women Kyrgyzstan Undertakes Mid-Term Review of Strategic Note
On 10 and 11 November 2016 the UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan conducted a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Strategic Note to analyse and reflect on the progress of the UN Women country programme and assess the continued validity of its strategy in the Kyrgyz Republic in the current context.
Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns
On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries.