Dialogue with women leaders from border villages of Batken regionOctober 29, 2022, 23:06
On 30 October 2022, the Sheraton Hotel will host a dialogue meeting of women leaders from border villages of Batken Oblast with representatives of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic; the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic; members of Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic; ministries and government agencies; and civil society organizations, international organizations, and donors.
The theme of the meeting "Consolidation of Society for Peace, Unity and Development of the Country". About 130 women from the villages of Samarkandek, Kulundu, Ak-Sai, Kapchygai, Orozbekova, and Ak-Turpak in Batken Region, are expected to participate.
The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate an open dialogue between women leaders from the affected villages of Batken region and representatives of government agencies and development partners. They are to jointly identify effective approaches to restoring peace and prosperity of local communities which will ultimately contribute to sustainable peace in the border areas of Batken Province.
The event will adopt an innovative method to ensure an open dialogue to exchange views among all participants, as well as the formulation of recommendations in a short timeframe.
The meeting will be held simultaneously in groups in areas such as:
· Women's leadership and their role in peace reconstruction, conflict prevention, disaster preparedness and recovery processes, including the role of women in social cohesion and unity in communities.
· Food security, access to clean drinking water, and adequate nutrition.
· Interaction between government, civil society organisations and communities and their role in disaster and emergency management, conflict and violence prevention and the use of information technology and innovative communication methods.
· Accessibility of education services, including functional skills for peace building, disaster preparedness, and conflict prevention.
· Accessibility of health services, women's leadership in restoring psychological stability, and measures to use organic and safe agriculture for the health of citizens.
This dialogue is part of the project, "Promoting Gender and Nutrition-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change", implemented by WFP Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with UN Women and Roza Otunbaeva Initiative International Public Foundation. The project is funded with the support of the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development.