In Ivanovka village, a series of training sessions aimed at enhancing financial literacy for families commenced

November 2, 2023, 07:11

On November 1, 15 families in Ivanovka village participated in training sessions focusing on financial literacy, family budget management, and strengthening household economies as part of the "Tatyktuu Zhashoo - Life in Dignity" project and methodology.


The "Tatyktuu Zhashoo" project comprises two parts: social and economic. Between August and October 2023, the initial phase of training sessions addressing the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence was conducted. The subsequent phase aims to empower families economically and engage in income-generating activities.


Shakirat Toktosunova, Central Asia Director at International Alert, emphasized, "This is a pilot project, and our methodology represents a novel approach to preventing sexual and gender-based violence. We work with all family members, including mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, and husband, to prevent domestic violence. Our methodology facilitates the enhancement of women's socio-economic status through grants allocated to daughters-in-law for the realization of their business ideas"


Roza Kaiykova, Executive Director of the Roza Otunbaeva Initiative Foundation, added, "We believe that by expanding women's economic opportunities and enhancing financial literacy within families, we can contribute to a future where women play a pivotal role in household economies and society at large"


Starting from November 2023, the economic component of the project will be implemented, focusing on empowering women to contribute to household economies effectively, manage household finances, allocate family budgets wisely, and encourage savings.


With the support of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security, and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic, families in Ivanovka village and Osh city were chosen to participate in a competition for small grants to realize their business ideas in January 2024. These families, who are beneficiaries of social security programs from the Ministry, take part in project sessions where they can receive free business counseling.


Important Information:


This project, implemented from July 2022 to March 2025, is a collaboration between International Alert, Roza Otunbaeva Initiative International Public Foundation, and DIA Public Foundation. It is financially supported by the UK Government and aims to assist 30 target families—15 in Ivanovka village and 15 in Osh city—in preventing domestic violence against women and girls by promoting their involvement in socio-economic activities.


Please note that this project receives financial support from the UK Government for International Development. The opinions expressed in the project do not necessarily represent the official views of the UK Government.