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20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a UN Women co-organised global meeting in Istanbul seeks concrete political commitments for active measures to end violence against women and girls.
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The UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan launched its Academic Gender Summer School in Ashuu, Chui oblast. Running from 12-20 August, the Summer School aims to develop national gender capacity in Kyrgyzstan and support gender equality in Kyrgyz media, education, research and public institutions.
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Nazokat Begmatova , a humanitarian deminer, didn't have the opportunity to go to university, which reduced her chances of obtaining what would be widely considered `a good job` in her country. However, in contrast to the common practice in Tajikistan of marriage after school to alleviate economic challenges, she wanted financial independence and a job of her own.
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On 22-23 October 2014 Almaty hosted Consultative Meeting to review progress on Beijing Platform for Action (1995) in Central Asia.This event is an important preparatory stage to the upcoming regional inter-governmental review and non-governmental forums in Bangkok and Geneva.
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Yevgeniya Goncharova creates an unfamiliar sight on the tarmac, as she goes about her daily job. At the age of 25, she flies planes, serving as a pilot for one of the biggest airline in Central Asia. One among a handful of women in a male-dominated field is how she is known not only in Kazakhstan where she is based, but also in the region.