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Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum (UN Women logo)
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum
On 21-22 August, women leaders, politicians and civil servants from all provinces of Kyrgyzstan gathered at the second National Forum Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era. The forum served as a platform for dialogue about the...
Aisuluu Mamashova. Central Asia Needs to Promote Women Politicians  Image source: akipress.com / Modern Diplomacy
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Central Asia needs to promote women politicians
By Mirgul Kuhns Hidden from the world’s attention, with its five “stans” and 79 million people, Central Asia has been a region of democratic growth after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The last three decades Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...
Les «petites» femmes de la politique kirghize (Photo : Novastan)
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Les «petites» femmes de la politique kirghize
Au Kirghizstan, le grand nombre d’hommes en politique est un problème. Mais cette histoire est celle de « petites » femmes qui font de grandes choses. Celles qui s’impliquent dans la vie politique des zones rurales racontent leurs difficultés et...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Forum of women members of Parliaments in Kyrgyzstan takes on domestic violence
Within the first two weeks of 2020, three women were beaten to death by their husbands or partners in Kyrgyzstan. Sadly, these were not isolated incidents. Despite having a domestic violence law in place since 2017, domestic violence is not rare in...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Youth in Kyrgyzstan unite their voices ahead of crucial presidential vote
In 2017, Kyrgyzstan faced a critical turning point in the country's history. For the first time, an elected president would willingly hand power to an elected successor. Recognizing the importance of this vote, a group of 15 young activists from...
Monday, November 13, 2017
Live-streamed political program reaches thousands of young Kyrgyzstani citizens eager to participate in political life
The continued expansion of internet use in Kyrgyzstan has created new opportunities for young people to meaningfully participate in politics. Looking to take advantage of this new avenue for political participation, NDI partnered with Radio Azattyk...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Kyrgyzstani women leaders organize to pass legislation to protect victims of domestic violence
Women in Kyrgyzstan face stark barriers to full political participation. Despite holding 23 seats in parliament, women reside in few leadership positions in parties. For example, Kyrgyzstan law requires that women make up every third name on a party...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Women MPs Quotas Discussed in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
The U.S. isn’t the only country deep into an election season. The former Soviet republic of Georgia, which gained independence in 1991, is heading into parliamentary elections in October. But while Hillary Clinton is busy breaking down gender...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Gender rating of political parties of Kyrgyzstan
In the context of equal rights and opportunities for women and men declared in the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, this joint publication between UNDP, UNICEF, the Alliance of Women’s Legislative Initiatives, and the PA Agency of Social...
Male students Kyrgystan UNWOMEN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally tranquil Sinegorye resort. In July 2014, more than...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Women's discussion club of Kyrgyzstan uses Albright Award to bring women together across party lines
Even though Kyrgyzstan has had a female president and women hold 23 percent of the seats in its 120-member parliament, women are still struggling to carve out leadership roles in the legislature and political parties. But a local women’s group is...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kyrgyzstan: Bride Kidnapping: A tradition or a crime?
Some 200 people took to the streets in a northern Kyrgyz province earlier this week to protest the longstanding practice of bride kidnapping. The custom -- in which single young men kidnap their bride of choice and pressure them to agree to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kyrgyzstan: Women call for end to post-election protests
Kyrgyz female civil-society activists called on the supporters of the second- and third-place presidential candidates Kamchybek Tashiyev and Adakhan Madumarov to stop demonstrations in the south. "The elections were fair and the failed candidates...
Thursday, June 02, 2011
OSCE and NDI training on women's leadership and political party participation
A four-day OSCE-supported train-the-trainers event on women’s leadership and political party participation took place in Issyk-Kul province, Kyrgyzstan, from 21 to 24 May. It has begun with a one-day training session for the Women’s...
Monday, October 04, 2010
Elections: Kyrgyzstan
On October 10th, Kyrgyzstan will choose a new parliament in what are said to be the 'most competitive' elections this region has seen in years.   Kyrgyzstan's parliament in chosen through a list proportional representation system.  If you would like...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Manual on Globalisation and Women
This discussion guide aims at serving the community organizers and trainers of Asian rural and indigenous organizations as a tool for discussion. It aims to develop a common understanding of globalization; presents critique of globalization and its...
Friday, January 09, 2009
Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific
This is a publication from the APWLD’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji,...

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