Members of the Swedish Parliament met with Kyrgyz Republic officials, innovators, women entrepreneurs, and civil society organizations’ representatives during their visit to Kyrgyzstan, during 9-15 April 2022. The high-level visit was organized for learning and orientation purposes and intended to provide a deeper understanding of development challenges in Central Asia with a focus on the Kyrgyz Republic.
Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the UNDP project "Aid for Trade in Central Asia" will hold an information campaign "Export Caravan 2021" in all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. The aim of the initiative is to inform the business community in the regions of the country about innovations and trends related to production and export issues.
UNDP will work to improve human rights standards in business in 17 countries through a new project funded by the Government of Japan. By promoting the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the initiative will better equip governments and companies to understand and act upon their duties and responsibilities to prevent abuses such as forced labor, land grabbing and discrimination.
An anti-harassment information campaign has been launched on social networks with the support of UNDP under the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. The initiative is supported by representatives of businesses, activists and journalists. The media campaign includes videos on harassment and a series of illustrations by artist Tatiana Zelenskaya.
Baktygul Kalbaeva is a young, energetic and committed lawyer and advocacy specialist, working for the Harm reduction program of the “Partnership Network” Association. Under the UNDP / Global Fund project, she consults and trains healthcare workers, NGO employees, representatives of key groups and patients on human rights. In this interview, she talks about an important part of her job together with the Soros Foundation: obtaining compensations for children, who were infected with HIV in state medical institutions.
UNDP and lawyer Fatima Yakupbaeva have jointly launched an updated version of Mildet, a Telegram bot with increased functionality on family law issues: dissolution of marriage, division of property and determination of paternity.

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65%

increase in instances of domestic violence due to COVID-19

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