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54th session

From 1-12 March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women undertook a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly. 

Beijing+15: Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan at the CSW 54th session in UN

 CSW presented a 15 year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action and outcomes ot the Twenty-third Special Session og the Generral Assembly. Emphasis was placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcomimng remaining obstacles and new challenges, including thpse related to the Millenium Development Goals

After a one year organization of the Beijing+15 BPFA naitonal review process Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan prepared its results presentaiton and discussion to the global process.

Members of the Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan participated at the 2010 NGO Global Forum for Women:Beijing +15. The Forum took place on February 27 & 28, 2010. This Forum immediately preceded the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which will also undertake a 15–year review and appraisal of the BPfA.

         

   Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan held its side event  «Women’s empowerment in Central Asia and movement building»,  2 March 2010 

Event Description: 

Transition to market economy was accompanied by new problems for women’s lives, but also gave new opportunities for gender equality and women’s NGOs development. Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan women’s NGOs will share their experience of integrating women’s human rights approach and women’s rights initiatives at various levels during the last decade. 15 years of women’s movement struggle for gender equality and women’s rights had its challenges and victories inCentral Asia. BPFA and CEDAW formatted women’s movement development. Networking led to strengthening of consolidation among women’s groups and movement building.  Women’s empowerment needs sufficient funding from State and donors. Role of women’s NGOs is critical in increasing women’s empowerment: economic, political.  InCentral Asiathere is continuing problem with national and local implementation of BPFA, CEDAW, MDGs from State and donors’ sides. Women’s NGOs did tremendous job for increasing women’s role and visibility of women’s voice in society. InKyrgyzstan, for example, there is a woman’s NGOs’ program   and innovative five year strategy on women’s participation in political processes. The session will explore women’s movements and strategies to address VAW, Women’s participation in political processes, new emerged issues and economic challenges.

Moderator: Nurgul Djanaeva, Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan

Speakers: Bubumairam Sarieva,  NGOEpkin, Kyrgyzstan

Asipa Musaeva, Association of disabled women, Kyrgyzstan

Evgenia Kozyreva,  FeministLeague, Kazakhstan

Olga Djanaeva,  NGOAlga, Kyrgyzstan

Anara Nazarbekova, NGO Oi Kaiyn,  Kyrgyzstan

Damira Raimbekova, Rural Women Council, Kyrgyzstan

Cholpon Ergeshova, Coalition for the democracy and civil society, Kyrgyzstan

Angelika Arutyunova,  Program Director for Europe and CIS at the Global Fund for Women and native of Uzbekistan

Maksuda Aitieva, Osh Media Resource Center, Kyrgyzstan

Bela Kaparova, Alliance of Reproductive Health, Kyrgyzstan

Avazkan Ormonova, Public Fund DIA, Kyrgyzstan

Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan co-sponsored another side event in partnership with AWID on 9th March in New York

Event Title: Young Women and Girls as Development Actors: Feminist Perspectives

Event Description: 

Increasingly over the past decade, young women and girls have been targeted as a key demographic in poverty alleviation and development strategies and programs.  This popular focus on the intersectionality between age and gender represents an important step forward in dealing with the social, economic and personal impact of gender inequality and discrimination.  This session presents the analysis of youth-led and youth-supporting feminist and women’s rights initiatives on the role of young women and girls in development, their major strategic needs from a women’s rights perspective, and the process of empowering and supporting people. Drawing on our collective experience as youth activists and adult allies designing programs for and with young women and girls, supporting youth capacity development and building intergenerational dialogue, the session will discuss the pivotal role of youth leadership in any interventions focused on rights of young women and girls. The session will explore strategies to engage with the vibrant self-organizing taking place amongst young women, integrate young women and youth participation into development and women’s rights initiatives, and foster innovative ways of working that respect and support the unique contributions of youth movements and youth-led activism.