UN Resident Representative in Kyrgyzstan Antje Grawe meets with residents of the Batken region

February 2, 2024, 00:37

During her visit to the Batken region from 31 January to 1 February, the United Nations Resident Representative in Kyrgyzstan, Antje Grawe, met with local authorities, community representatives and active women's groups in the pilot villages of Kara-Bulak and Sumbula of the Women as Pillars of Peace project.


The meeting discussed the impact of climate change on the local population, the problems of peace and peacekeeping, and the role of women in solving them. Representatives of local authorities, women's communities expressed their thoughts on the work carried out under the Women as a Pillar of Peace project.


The Women as a Pillar of Peace project is implemented by UN Women, the Roza Otunbaeva Initiative International Public Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in partnership with Search for Common Ground, Camp Alatoo and the Civic Platform, with financial support from the Peacebuilding Foundation.


The goal of the Women as Pillar of Peace project is to develop the institutional capacity of women's civil society organizations as a basis for addressing the issue of climate security for peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, and to create an enabling environment for their participation in decision-making at the strategic level.