In rural Kyrgyzstan, Coding Caravan encourages girls’ leadership and entrepreneurship
In rural Kyrgyzstan, the first ever Technovation Coding Caravan for girls has taught more than 600 girls the basics of computer programming. Launched in Talas Province, the caravan reached Issyk-Kul, Naryn, Jalal-Abad, Batken, and Osh provinces this spring.
Investing in early childhood education and care in Kyrgyz Republic: An assessment of care deficits, costs and impact on employment, gender equality and fiscal returns
Access to quality formal services in early childhood education and care (ECEC) plays a crucial role from the perspective of two stakeholders: children as receivers of care and parents as primary providers of care. This study contributes to the policy debate on ECEC expansion in Kyrgyz Republic—particularly from a fiscal policy perspective that focuses on potential short-run economic returns.
Beijing+25: national-level review on the implementation of the BPfA
Beijing+25: national-level review on the implementstion of the Beijing Declaration and Beijing Platform for Action was conducted under the leadership of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of UN agencies (UN Women, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA).
UN Women Statement on the International Women's Day: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”
Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.
At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact the lives of women and girls. That means making sure they are not only consumers of innovation, but take their place as innovators. With their engagement, both design and execution of solutions can address the unique needs of women and girls, from the creation of decent work to delivery of products, services and infrastructure for women in all walks of life.
Why is a 30% gender quota in local councils important?
On 6 March, a national forum was held in the state residence “Ala-Archa” with the participation of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, women deputies from local councils, Roza Otunbayeva, former president of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of KR, representatives of the President’s Office, independent experts, representatives of non-governmental and international organizations.
“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”: United Nations celebrate the International Women's Day in Talas
TALAS, 5 March 2019 – more than 400 young people gathered today in Talas to listen to speeches of famous Kyrgyz people, about how to achieve success in life and choose their dream profession. This event was held under the UN auspices, as part of a global campaign to promote the rights and opportunities of women and girls, which was dedicated to the International Women's Day, with an emphasis to promote equality, generate innovations and technology for the changes. UN agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and Talas regional state administration were the organizers of the meeting with the youth of Talas.
UN talks "Every Girl Has a Dream" empower women and girls
On 11 December 2018 the United Nations agencies conducted a meeting entitled “Every Girl Has a Dream!” in the format of UN talks in Bishkek. It was dedicated to the closure of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” in Kyrgyzstan. This year, the campaign was held under the slogan "#HearMeToo: end violence against women and girls."
UN WOMEN supported “The best father-in-law” contests in provinces of the country
“Super kaynata” (super father-in-law) contests were conducted in 16 villages of Talas, Issyk-Kul, Batken and Osh provinces of Kyrgyzstan. The aim of the contest was to draw attention to the problem of gender-based violence in order to demonstrate creative potential of older people and young people to strengthen intergenerational ties.
United Nations supported opening of a street art to end gender-based violence
On November 23, 2018 civil society with the support of the United Nations initiated the advocacy event on opening up of a street art in Bishkek, giving a start to the international campaign “16 days of activism against gender-based violence” in Kyrgyzstan.
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.
Early childhood education leads to more, better, and higher paid jobs
On 10 October 2018 the European Union, UN Women and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic launched a new country study on assessing costs for expanding early childhood education and care services and its effects on tax revenues, employment and gender equality in Kyrgyzstan.
Youth from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan joined efforts for peace and gender equality
On 22 to 28 July 2018 UN Women together with partners conducted a summer camp “Youth and Environmental Sustainability” for around 20 active youth from border provinces of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
UN Women debriefed the Government Office on “Livelihoods through Participation and Equal Access to Water” project results
The purpose of the meeting was the formal hand-over of knowledge products developed within the project and brief Government on its results. The Government officials thanked UN Women Kyrgyzstan for the practical approach to project implementation, real partnership with the state at various levels and the generation of replicable products in line with Government strategies, such as the AIMAK e-governance system.
UN Women improved access to irrigation water for over 20000 water users with over 3000 from vulnerable groups in Kyrgyzstan
With a strategy of leaving no one behind, the project aimed at strengthening and creating opportunities for vulnerable people, women and youth, to participate in fair and equitable distribution of water resources and to use effectively natural resources.
UN Women animated web feature on sexual and gender-based violence wins the prestigious Webby Award
UN Women's animated web feature, Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes, has won a Webby Award. The web feature was selected by the Academy as the 2018 Webby Award recipient under the law category for websites.
Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective.
Changing Behavior to End Violence against Women and Girls in Kyrgyzstan
A new three-year project funded by the European Union to end violence against women and girls in Kyrgyzstan started out today, 10 April 2018, at City Hotel, Bishkek.
The Inception Workshop of the new project “Across Generations and Gender Borders – Communities Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Kyrgyzstan” of today brings together EU and UN representatives, Kyrgyz government officials, parliament members and civil society representatives to discuss the way forward for eliminating violence against women and girls.
Youth in Kyrgyzstan champion gender equality and access to clean water
To advance gender equality and promote safe and peaceful communities, UN Women has been mobilizing youth in seven municipalities across Kyrgyzstan. The project, titled “Securing livelihoods for vulnerable women, men and children”, connects youth with water associations, local governments and a variety of women’s groups
16 teams created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violence
Hackathon of social projects "Safe City and Safe Environment" where participants from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan created IT products aimed at combating discrimination and violation of human rights.
UN Women supports a hackathon on "Safe Cities and Safe Environment"