Gender Equality

Making gender equality a reality is a core commitment of UNDP. UNDP recognizes that women empowerment and gender equality is vital to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisions a world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity in which every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed. UNDP in Kyrgyzstan integrates gender equality principles across its all areas of work: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate and disaster resilience. To success UNDP works with the government, civil society and local communities.

Our Goals

UNDP goal is to contribute to advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kyrgyzstan. By advancing gender equality and empowering women as leaders and active actors in the development processes so they can shape their lives, UNDP envisages a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient world.more

Warriors of Invisible War

“I have never thought sexual violence would be such a challenging case to defend”-, says Aijan Orozakunova, one of the best lawyers that someone would know in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. “When I have taken the rape case to follow, I was shocked by the assigned judicial sentence- the penalty was far from being fair. The perpetrator got three years and of course, we stepped in immediately to appeal for a stricter penalty. We won - he will be imprisoned for eight years now”more

Our Stories - Change stories

Aziza is giving a commencement speech to other graduates of the vocational school a year later. Credit: Kairatbek Murzakimov / UNDP
Aziza’s small business: dreams come true…

570 young people of Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces were trained in 12 Vocational Schools on the most demanded professions during April-July 2011. They were unemployed youthmore 

Youth in Maevka participating in opening of sports ground. Photo Credit: Altynai Nanaeva
Connecting people through sports

12 February 2016 a new sports ground was opened in Maevka village (Chui oblast). The opening of sports ground was marked by youth volleyball and mini-footballmore 

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Projects and Initiatives - Change projects

  • Poverty Reduction Programme

    The programme assists the government at national and local levels to create favorable conditions for vulnerable groups of people (women, youth, poor) and improve their access to resources for income generating activities (financial, employment, information).more 

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