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56th session

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 9 March 2012. The closing meeting was held on 15 March 2012.


Priority theme: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.

Review theme: Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women (agreed conclusions from the fifty-second session)


Participants : Nurgul Dzhanaeva- president of Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Bermet Stakeeva- Executive director of the Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Chinara Kartanbaeva- coordinator of the WPPP program of the Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Bubumairam Sarieva- Chairperson of the Public association «Epkin», Avazkan Ormonova- Director of the Public fund «DIA», Olga Djanaeva- NGO «Alga», Cholpon Osmonalieva- network Jarandyk demilge.


Panels where our delegates were speakers:

28 February, panel « Traditions as a barrier to rural women’s access to justice in Central Asia andCaucasus», supported by  Karat Coalition.  Speaker from Kyrgyzstan- Chinara Kartanbaeva, FWNGO.


29 February, panel «Joining the Dots» supported by APWW. Speakers fromKyrgyzstan: Nurgul Dzhanaeva- Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan,  Avazkan Ormonova, PF DIA.


6 March, panel « Global Economic Crisis: Sustaining and Invigorating Women’s Human Rights Agenda ». Speakers fromKyrgyzstan: Nurgul Dzhanaeva- president of the FWNGO, Bermet Stakeeva- Executive director of the FWNGO