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58th session

The fifty-eighth session of the Commision on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 — 21 March 2014 (tentative date).

Forum of women’s NGOs of  Kyrgyzstan prepered Statement to the 58th session CSW. You can read Statemnet HERE>>>


Priority theme:
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

Review theme:
Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work (agreed conclusions from the fifty-fifth session)


Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan is planning to conduct 2 sessions:

  1. Title session 1 – Rural Women: From the MDGs and to the new SDGs.
  2. Title session 2-  Women from Central Asia: road from MDGs to new development goals: lost opportunities and new possibilities.


Forum’s Sessions’ description for 58th CSW session

11 March 2014- session “From the MDGs and to the new SDGs” will focus on Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for rural women and girls. Speakers will come fromKyrgyzstan,India,China,Germany andNigeria. Speakers are from rural communities, rural authorities, academia, Women’s Major Group, women’s NGOs and networks. Rural poor women and girls remain out of mainstream programs, agendas and budgets of majority development stakeholders.

The session provides space for voicing rural women’s assessment of the MDGs implementation and of new perspectives and vision of the future that rural women want. Discussion will be organized to give space to sharing and debating of diverse assessments and lessons learnt from the MDGs implementation.  Speakers will cover the MDGs 3, 4, 5 and 8. The discussion of MDGs  will set a basis for discussion of feminist perspectives of the future development goals. Economic empowerment with a special State program for support of women’s entrepreneurship, especially in rural areas. Women’s economic initiatives in order to contribute at adequate level and scale to country development require state support and social protection measures. Women as generators of employment growth must be recognized and supported by state and financial institutions. Decent Employment for women as one of the development priorities.

The session also will give a space to share of the work of the WMG in the communication with the UN OWG on new development goals.

Recommendations related to rural women will be formulated for further advocacy and lobbying in the process of future development goals and targets formulation.

 Session speakers:

1.      Susuana Banafoe, woman farmer from Ghana, WILDAF

2.      Marcela Ballara from Chile, REPEM and  ICAE/GEO, Former FAO Senior Officer Gender and Equity 

3.      Mme. LUO Weiting, Division of International Organizations and Conferences, International Dept, All China Women’s Federation, ACWF

4.      Yvette Kathurima from FEMNET, 

5.      Leya Chatta Chipepa from Akina Mama Afrika

6.      Nurjamal Ramanova, rural activist, member of local council, Kyrgyzstan

7.      Olga Djanaeva, NGO “Alga”, Kyrgyzstan



12 March 2014- session »  Women from Central Asia: road from MDGs to new development goals: lost opportunities and new possibilities».



The session will focus on Central Asian countries’ challenges and lost opportunities in the implementation of the MDGs as well as on feminist vision of the road to future. New development goals need to reflect women’s needs and give new opportunities for better life for women.  Speakers will come fromKyrgyzstan,Tajikistanand other Central Asian Countries, women’s networks.

Women’s empowerment is not reached in CA countries and new global development strategy should ensure sufficient means of implementation of the women’s empowerment and gender equality goals. Rural poor women and girls ofCentral Asia remain out of mainstream programs, agendas and budgets of majority development stakeholders. Women and their organizations should have voice and involved as development partners.

Speakers will share ideas on better Financing of women’s rights and women’s needs. Lack of state and donors’ financing of the State Plan of Actions for reaching gender equality, Lack of financial resources for women’s organizations’ programs and projects. State commitments and obligations are not translated into financing processes.

MDG 8: Partnership was not accessible for women’s organizations, leaving women behind decision-making process on country  development, there was zero process on capacity building for women’s effective functioning as equal partner.

A call for strong and well financed commitments to ensure implementation of women’s rights and take advantage of women as change and development agents with strong monitoring framework with clear progress indicators will be shaped by participants.

Session speakers:

1.      Nurgul Djanaeva, Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan

2.      Ainuru Altybaeva, Member of Parliament of Kyrgyz Republic

3.      Bermet Stakeeva, Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan

4.      Avazkan Ormonova, NGO “DIA”, Kyrgyzstan

5.      Damira Raimbekova, NGO “Kyrk Kyz”, Kyrgyzstan

6.      Nazgul Beisheeva, head of the gender equality department, Ministry of social development of Kyrgyz Republic

7.      Halima Smatova, Member of Local Counsil, Kyrgyzstan

8.      Cholponai Jenishova, NGO “Sedep”, Kyrgyzstan

9.     Chinara Kartanbaeva, Forum of women’s NGOs of  Kyrgyzstan