Voices of Women in Central Asia: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Women in Central Asia raised their voices with a call to guide politicians and leaders in government and security sector institutions, and partners to advance the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Central Asia.
With the voices of more than 30 women’s activists (including peacebuilders and mediators) and civil society organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, key messages and action points call for the removal of barriers to women’s meaningful participation in peace processes at formal and informal levels, building solidarity and support for women across the subregion, and ensuring safety for women human rights defenders and peace activists.
The women gathered during a UN Women organized a consultation on advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Central Asia, in September 2021. The consultation was part of a series of dialogues on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Europe and Central Asia to address challenges and opportunities to advance the agenda in the region.