Event

Women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan: On the progression of women’s rights from the 1960’s until today

Photo: Woman in Kyrghyzstan. Unsplash / Frans Hulet

Date: December 15, 2021
Date: December 15, 2021
Start date: December 15, 2021
Institution: Swedish Development Forum, Central Asia Solidarity Groups

Central Asia Solidarity Groups and the Swedish Development Forum are pleased to invite you to a lunch seminar on women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan may be considered a hybrid regime, but when it comes to upholding human rights the country is seen as one of the most progressive ones in Central Asia. It is even referred to as an “island of democracy” in the region, but is this human rights development also experienced by women?

In order to find out how the view of Kyrgyz women and their enjoyment of rights has changed over time researcher Aisuluu has dived into articles of the 1960’s journal Kyrgyzstan Ayaldary and studied policy changes enacted after Kyrgyzstan gained independence from the Soviet union in 1991. What has been the development in Kyrgyzstan from the 1960’s until today? Learn more about this from Aisuluu in this seminar!

This is the second seminar in a two-part series arranged in a collaboration between the Central Asia Solidarity Groups (Centralasiengrupperna) and the Swedish Development Forum (FUF). The seminar will be hosted in English and will not be recorded.