Consolidating Society for Peace, Unity and Development: Breaking into a New Era Through Women's Leadership

June 2, 2021, 06:30

On 3 June 2021, Osh will host a dialogue on the theme "Consolidation of society for peace, unity and development of the country: breaking to a new era through women's leadership".


The purpose of the event is to hold a dialogue with women leaders from the affected territories as a platform to express women's visions and opinions on methods of conflict resolution, finding effective approaches that contribute to long-term and sustainable peace.


About 30 women activists and members of local councils from the affected areas of Batken and Leilek districts, members of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Women MPs Forum, members of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of civil society and development institutions, members of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Development of Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace and Security" and media representatives will attend the event.


The event will be held in a dialogue format, allowing all participants to actively participate in the discussions and further elaborate the recommendations. The agenda will also include a three-pronged discussion:


·         The experience of women leaders in times of emergency response to conflict

·         Women leaders' experiences of humanitarian aid processes for affected populations

·         Women's perspectives on conflict resolution in the border areas


The event is expected to result in recognition of the importance of women's participation and contribution during the emergency response to conflicts, in dispute resolution and in post-conflict reconstruction processes.


A set of measures to ensure women's participation in political processes for conflict resolution and recommendations for inclusion in the next National Action Plan on implementation of Kyrgyzstan's obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women's role in peace and security will be developed. In addition to the above, the recommendations will include raising awareness with decision makers of the needs of the population in the border areas, especially women and children.


The event is hosted by UN Women in Kyrgyzstan as part of the "Inclusive Governance and Justice System to Prevent Violent Extremism" project funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. The event is held in partnership with the “Rosa Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation.