There are 9516 people registered with HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic, according to information given at a press lunch for World AIDS Day in Bishkek on 28 November, with the participation of the Republican AIDS Center, UN agencies and the HIV-affected community.
On November 20, 2019, Bishkek hosted the World Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. For the fifth year in a row, the Kurak Women’s Forum joined the WED (Women Entrepreneurship Day) global initiative to hold a conference entitled “Courage To Be Yourself”, with the support of UNDP in Kyrgyz Republic.
Under the Global Fund grant, the UNDP funds a shelter in Bishkek for people living with HIV. It can welcome up to ten residents at a time, and offers free housing, food and different types of counseling for those in need.
In Kyrgyzstan, residents of 653 villages do not have access to safe water. Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic registers up to 40 thousand cases of intestinal infection every year. More than 80% of them are children under 14.
On November 6, 2019, a conference on parental maintenance obligations was held, where parents and the authorities discussed why, on the one hand, parents fail to fulfill their duties and, on the other hand, the state fails to protect the rights of the child.
As part of the #GenerationEquality campaign against gender-based violence, the UNDP Kyrgyzstan team produced a short comic book about Chynara. Her story reflects the essence of domestic and gender-based violence, and also shows why seeking help and solving this problem is important not only for a women, but also for children.

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About Kyrgyz Republic

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6,2 million

Population

90 out of 188 countries

Gender Inequality Index

19,2 %

of Parliamentary seats held by women

0.664

Human Dev. Index

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