Stories of rural women

Authors/editor(s): Alma Karsymbek/Asyl Jakieva

A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used a collection of letters from rural Kyrgyzstan women to build a dialogue between them and their local municipal and private service providers. This collection examines best practices that arose from the rural women's involvement in the joint project after project members analysed the stories in the letters and traveled from village to village to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Kyrgyzstan

Subject area(s): Rural women; Rural development; Businesses and foundations; Living conditions; Women’s rights; Ending violence against women and girls; Health care services

Resource type: Best practices

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 42

Publishing entities: UN

Governing bodies: UN Women Executive Board