Public hearings were held in Batken on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security of Kyrgyz Republic 2018-2020 and the Road Map of Jogorku Kenesh of Kyrgyz Republic on Women, Peace and Security.
On 17 August 2020, public hearings on the implementation by the Kyrgyz Republic of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 for 2018-2020 were held in Batken with the participation of a member of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic and a member of the Forum of Women MPs, Karamat Orozova, with representatives of local self-government in Batken oblast. The meeting is attended by local government officials, deputies of the local councils, representatives of the media and civil activists.
"UN Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security, is very relevant to the Kyrgyz Republic. There are number of challenges in each oblast of our country, but they have their own peculiarities or specifics. In Batken oblast, the most pressing of them are in the district border area. Other factors, such as the remoteness of transport communications, the lack of access to quality medical services, and the lack of quality education for children, increase inequality and conflict, and hamper peacebuilding. We all see how the COVID-19 pandemic has a strong impact on the security of our country," said Karamat Orozova, a member of the Jogorku Kenesh and a member of the Forum of Women MPs.
The hearings discussed problems and opportunities for implementing the Action Plan of the Kyrgyz Republic under Resolution No. 1325 of the United Nations Security Council entitled Women, Peace and Security and the Road Map of the Forum of Women MPs 2018-2020 under the Agenda Women, Peace and Security. The participants also discussed achievements, obstacles in the implementation of the action plans at the national and local levels, the role of the parliamentary oversight of Jogorku Kenesh, and strengthening communications.
"Active women, thanks to their diplomatic skills, in our border village Yıntımak address many conflict situations on the border with Tajikistan. I can see that there are very few women in local keneshes when the issues they raise are not supported because of their small number in decision-making. I am sure that the presence of women in local government would significantly improve the situation", said Jarmatov Shamshidin, Karabak chief specialist of Ayil Okmotu.
The Kyrgyz Republic was chosen as one of the four countries to achieve the sustainable development goals adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations within the framework of the Global project the Role of Parliaments as Partners in Advancing the Women, Peace and Security in Kyrgyzstan.
Since 2018, the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, represented by the Forum of Women MPs in partnership with the NGO Innovative Solutions with the support of UNDP project, have been promoting the agenda for women's participation in decision-making processes; strengthening interaction between the State, the local self-government authorities and civil society in preventing conflicts and the risks of violence; improving the system of protection and taking into account the special needs of women and girls in emergency situations.
The forum was organized by women deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic and Innovative Solution NGO with support of UNDP within the Global project on the Role of Parliaments as Partners in Advancing the Women, Peace and Security in Kyrgyzstan.
For reference: The initiative is being implemented in support of the National Development Agenda of Kyrgyzstan and the country's commitments to achieve global sustainable development goals adopted in the framework of the UN, in particular, Goal 5: Ensure gender equality and Goal 16: Governance, the rule of law and peacebuilding. The Kyrgyz Republic is participating in the global project Enhancing the role of parliaments and parliamentarians in promoting women's issues, peace and security to achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the General Assembly.