Kyrgyzstan

The Politics of Participation: Women and Transformative Leadership

March 18, 2008

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The 21st century is the century for women and politics. Six extraordinary grassroots leaders from four regions of the world discuss practical strategies and culture friendly initiatives that they have used to mobilize women, and especially young women, to participate in making decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their communities.

Interview with Kyrgyz Human Rights Defender Tolekan Ismailova

February 26, 2008

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The human rights situation in Kyrgyzstan has been deteriorating since 2007. The State Committee on National Security has been systematically harassing and detaining those who do not agree with their policies. They have targeted women human rights defenders and independent journalists. Women human rights defenders have faced threats and persecution because of their activities, which include demanding gold mining companies make their activities transparent and providing for the ecological security of the communities close to the mines.

Regional Learning Institute for Women's Leadership in Central Asia

September 1, 2005

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Regional Learning Institute for Women's Leadership in Central Asia participantsWomen's Learning Partnership (WLP) together with its regional partner convened a Central Asia Regional Learning Institute for Women's Leadership from August 24-27, 2005 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. NGO leaders, journalists, and human rights activists from five countries - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan - participated in the Institute, which consisted of a week-long intensive skills development program in participatory leadership, interactive facilitation, persuasive communication, and effective advocacy campaign development.

The Institute took place amidst an atmosphere of heightened security and political tensions in the region. In the face of increasing restrictions on civil society and NGOs, human rights, and press freedom in the region, WLP brought participants together to create a regional network of women's rights advocates working to advance women in leadership and decision-making positions.

Regional Learning Institute for Women's Leadership in Central Asia

August 27, 2005

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The Institute took place amidst an atmosphere of heightened security and political tensions in the region. In the face of increasing restrictions on civil society and NGOs, human rights, and press freedom in the region, WLP brought participants together to create a regional network of women’s rights advocates working to advance women in leadership and decision-making positions.

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