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52th session

The 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 25 February to 7 March 2008.

United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs has supoprted participation of Forum’s program officer at this event.  Chinara Kartanbaeva was granted by IWRAW

Chinara Kartanbaeva, as a  program officer of the Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, an ECOSOC-accredited organization has prepared a report that included correlation between funding and status of women. Conclusion is that less funding leads to less women’s economical and social status. Limited funding lead to week women’s NGOs sustainability. The national Plan of Action on gender equality – needed 3 million US dollars for 4 years and budget allocated for this NAP only 20 thousand US dollar per this year. This demonstrates weaknesses of the national budgeting problems. Used methodology: interviews, questionnaires to women’s activists, group discussions.

Funding for Chinara Kartanbaeva to attend the first week of CSW 52nd Session was received from the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, DESA in 2007