Working meeting to discuss planning of the National Women's Forum of Kyrgyzstan

February 5, 2015, 06:00

On February 4, in the auditorium of the Ministry of Economy there waas a working meeting with the participation of women activists, members of parliament, representatives of women's associations and international organizations on the first National Women’s Forum of Kyrgyzstan.

The Forum coincides with important dates such as the 90th anniversary of the women's movement in Kyrgyzstan, 20 years since the World Women's Forum in Beijing and 15 years since 1325 the UN Security Council to recognize the value of women in peacekeeping, peacemaking and post-conflict reconstruction.

After the welcoming words from the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic and founder of the "Roza Otunbayeva Initiative," LCD Deputies, representatives of the Office of the President and the leaders of non-governmental organizations and professional associations, Ms. Otunbayeva, presented a program of the planned Forum and outlined the main tasks for the next month for the full event.


The Forum aims to consolidate the efforts of all women, including those of public and non-governmental agencies, to focus on the most pressing issues facing women today. In recent years, new challenges such as high unemployment, rising levels of migration, climate change, the radicalization of women's groups have arisen which require joint efforts to solve.

On March 2, Forum participants will have the opportunity to take part in panel discussions on economic and political empowerment of women, education, health and access to justice.

On March 3, the T. Satylganov National Philharmonic will conclude the first day of panel meetings in a festive atmosphere. There will also be an exhibition of innovative ideas and practices to improve the status of women in Kyrgyzstan.


Meeting participants unanimously supported the schedule of the Forum and made a number of important and valuable suggestions. They discussed a number of issues relating to financial contribution and organizational efforts that require urgent solutions in favor of the planned Forum. The Forum is only a few weeks, but cooperation from all of our partners will see good results, say organizers.

For more information, please contact the coordinator of the organizing committee of the Forum - Rimma Sultanova, tel. 0551 677 477, e-mail