Minorities at the UN: Guarantee the rights of minority women in Kyrgyzstan

MRG partner, the Institute for Regional Studies (IFRS), based in Kyrgyzstan, participated in MRG’s Global Advocacy Programme (GAP), and recently spoke on the topic of guaranteeing the rights of minority women at the recent UN Forum on Minority Issues.

Luiza Khier highlighted the issues of entrenched gender roles that make early marriages common, often meaning the lack of education amongst young women and therefore affecting their ability to participate actively in social, cultural and political life. Read her full statement here.

The Institute recommends developing adult education schemes amongst minority women who are out of the school and calls for more international attention from national institutions and NGOs on the issue of minority women in Kyrgyzstan.

Check out an animation video here made with drawings of children in Kyrgyzstan as part of the organisation’s 'Supporting Women and Children in Areas of Conflict programme.'

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Date: 31/01/2012




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