The Council for Women’s Rights under the Parliament has been established in Kyrgyzstan!
Parliamentary Council for Women’s Rights established
UNDP Kyrgyzstan welcomes the establishment of the Council on Women’s Rights and Combating Gender-Based Violence under the Jogorku Kenesh, which will support national legislative and legal efforts in the areas of gender equality, the empowerment of women, and mechanisms to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. The corresponding order was recently signed by the Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh, Dastanbek Dzhumabekov.
According to the order, the council will include deputies, representatives of government agencies and civil society organizations (CSOs), and its chairman will be a vice speaker. To date, nine CSO representatives have already been appointed to the council, including from the Association of Crisis Centers, organizations working to protect the rights of children and women with disabilities, and the National Council of CSOs.
The council has the following tasks:
- ensuring communication between the Jogorku Kenesh and state bodies, civil society and international organizations on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence;
- development and submission of proposals and recommendations to the Jogorku Kenesh on the legislative and oversight functions of the parliament on gender equality, gender-based violence and discrimination;
- monitoring the implementation of legislative acts in the field of gender equality, gender-based violence and discrimination;
- representing the interests of parliament on gender equality and combating gender-based violence and discrimination at the international level.