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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
"My Prosperous Farm" Manual
The course set out in my prosperous farm is an integrated resource syllabus aimed at the curriculum learning areas of economics, biology and geography. It also supports teaching aspects of the mathematics and handicrafts curriculum. My Prosperous Farm is a tool to prepare students in the 9th grade, who are about to complete their schooling, for productive and profitable self-employment. Students are given the opportunity to develop decision making skills, to examine effective farming and business enterprises and to develop an understanding of why some farms and businesses succeed and why others fail.
“My Safe and Peaceful School" Manual
“My Safe and Peaceful School" Manual is the key element of the last component of the UN Women project “Building a Constituency for Peace” funded by UN Peacebuilding Fund and from 2016 year is being implemented within the UN Women project “Livelihoods through participation and equal access to water” funded by the Government of Finland. From this book youth will learn about gender equality, human rights, the rights and duties of citizens as rights holders and state functionaries as duty bearers. It will also further train their mind to think analytically and assess the current situation in their school, university, or community in a balanced way, with a view to addressing, mitigating and resolving conflicts, and bringing about (as the title of this manual suggests) safe and peaceful schools, higher education institutions, and communities.
Collaborative approaches to rights protection and conflict
The manual has been prepared by the Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) under the project “Building a Constituency for Peace” financed by UN Peacebuilding fund and implemented by UN Women Country Office in the Kyrgyz Republic.This Manual is an educational course aimed at developing knowledge and practical skills to improve prevention and response to conflicts arising at the local level from human rights and gender perspectives.
Gender-Responsive Budgeting in the Kyrgyz Republic
This paper describes the context, key activities and project objectives, thanks to which gender-responsive budgeting case in KR can be considered successful. The cooperation experience between different players in gender-responsive budgeting showcased the possibility and ability of a non-governmental organization to be a serious resource for budgeting policy in the country, as “Innovative solution Inc.”, at the request of state agencies, has analyzed and revised methodological fundamentals of the budgeting process to include a gender dimension in to these standards.
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.
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.”
Message for the International Day to end violence against women and girls
At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.
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.
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.
Gender in Society Perceptions Study
A nation-wide research “Gender in Society Perceptions Study” (GSPS) has been completed in the framework of the joint programme “Building the evidence base to facilitate responsive gender policy and programmes for equality and lasting peace in Kyrgyzstan” by UN Women, UNFPA and IOM and in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Social Develoment of the KR and the National Statistical Committee of the KR.
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.