UN Women presents a research on "Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan"
In 2015 and 2016, UN Women Kyrgyzstan having worked on girl empowerment and youth participation for a number of years saw an opportunity to prepare a cadre of young national researchers and facilitate them in conducting research on professional and marriage choices of youth aged 14 through 28 in Kyrgyzstan. The aim was to understand the prevailing knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth that results in structural and socially accepted discrimination against girls and young women, and to identify strategies to empower them to make informed choices on marriage and career. The study is to inform state officials and development partners on identifying opportunities and strategies for equal participation and empowerment of girls and young women and to inform youth and gender-sensitive legal acts and policy frameworks.
Download the final research report here.