AFPPD Supports Parliamentarians in Kyrgyzstan to Take Action for Women and Young People

Issyk-Kul, September 1 2016 – On 2-3 September 2016, the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) will hold a workshop on “Legislating for the Full Achievement of the SDGs/ICPD Goals and Targets’’ in Issyk- Kul, Kyrgyzstan. The National Committee of Kyrgyzstan on Population and Development (NCKPD), the AFPPD member in the country, will host the workshop. Attendees will include the Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, members of parliament, Kyrgyz Government officials, and representatives from CSOs and UN agencies.

Gender action plans have been adopted, and the legislation on prevention of Gender-Based Violence has been passed. Additionally, the Parliament has set a 30% quota for women. Violence against women in the form of domestic violence, bride kidnapping, trafficking and early marriage remainsrampant with relative impunity.

The workshop will present and discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national priorities for Kyrgyzstan, focusing on transparency and

accountability as one of the 17 SDGs as well as the means to achieve them. The workshop will also share international good practices on policies related to population, gender, reproductive health, family planning and youth issues. At the conclusion of the workshop, the NCKPD will adopt recommendations for further actions in order to overcome legislative and implementation barriers for the well-being of all women and young people in Kyrgyzstan.

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