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Strategy

Women’s public organizations of Eastern Europe, North Caucasus and Central Asia at the conference “Challenges to Fundamentalism in Eurasia and Central Asia” on August 8-10, 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan developed Feminist strategies to resist gender-based violence in the name of culture and religion.

 Feminist strategies to resist gender-based violence in the name of culture and religion:

1. Expanding economic opportunities and independence of women through the formation of funds for the development of women’s social entrepreneurship, innovation at the national and international levels (world women freelance platform).

2. Advocate at the level of the Governments of the countries of observance and legitimization of international documents supporting the rights of women, including the Sustainable Development Goals

3. Form and support the ongoing work of feminist groups capable of conducting gender expert assessments and monitoring the implementation of international and national obligations of Governments (including the writing of alternative, shadow reports).

4. Promote and support the participation of women experts, leaders in international groups at the UN level and international organizations with the goal of sustainable promotion of gender issues and opposition to fundamentalist ideology.

5. Create and expand a feminist platform in the region to study the situation and religious and cultural challenges in relation to gender law, as well as to form united messages and advocate arguments in support of women in the region.

6. Support and involve women survivors of violence from the state system, fundamentalists and / or family in voicing experience and problems associated with religion and traditions.

7. To expand the exchange of experience and knowledge between feminist organizations in the region to form a support system and international interaction

8. To form skills of using IT-technologies in the dissemination of information and the formation of a new feminist culture

9. To train and widely use digital security skills in gender organizations