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EU-UN Spotlight Initiative provides training for judges on standards for working with survivors of violence

This Thursday, October 14, in Bishkek, within the framework of the joint EU-UN “Spotlight Initiative” , UNDP, together with the Higher School of Justice under the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic…  


Spotlight Initiative

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) are implementing a three-year country program as part of the global Spotlight Initiative  


Bus of Solidarity reaches 117 villages and 72 towns of Kyrgyzstan, providing free legal aid

On 26-27 August, a final conference on the implementation of the renewed concept of Bus of Solidarity has been held.  


Bishkek hosted an exchange of experience on the role of law enforcement in combating gender-based violence

The event was organized in the framework of the joint EU-UN "Spotlight Initiative" online and offline initiative.  


UNDP is providing an inclusive platform for public discussions on legal improvements to combat gender-based violence

Today, on 19 April, a public discussion of proposals for Kyrgyz Criminal Article 175 “Abduction of a person for the purpose of marriage” and Article 170 “Kidnapping” was held by the Committee on Law…  


UNDP, as part of the EU-UN "Spotlight Initiative”, launches pro-bono lawyers project to provide legal assistance to GBV survivors

UNDP together with the Lawyers' Training Centre of the Kyrgyz Republic launched a project to promote the sustainable practice of pro bono.  


UNDP and B2B Globe handed over monetary funds and clothing items to “Ak-Zhurok” crisis center

Today, December 24th of 2020, the United Nations Development Program, together with the B2B Globe Initiative, handed over money and clothing items to crisis center.  


Against my will: Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality.

Every day, tens of thousands of girls have their health, rights and futures stolen. Some are subjected to female genital mutilation. Some are forced into “marriages” as children, and still others…  


The UN in Kyrgyzstan warmly welcomes the establishment of Gender Council under Jogorku Kenesh

The UN in Kyrgyzstan warmly welcomes the establishment of Gender Council under Jogorku Kenesh.  


Forum of Women MPs champions gender-sensitive response to COVID-19

This blog post is prepared by Bermet Ubaidillaeva, Gender Programme Specialist of UNDP Kyrgyzstan.  

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