We, participants of the national TOT on leadership and human rights in Kyrgyzstan,

reaffirming our commitment to the universal values of human rights and freedoms outlined in the UN Universal Human Rights Declaration, goals and objectives of the National Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic on achieving gender equality until 2020, agenda of “Women, Peace and Security” in the framework of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, and OSCE Action Plan on Gender Equality;

taking into account the timeliness and necessity to ensure equal civic participation in the decision-making process at all levels of government to support the State's measures to achieve sustainable development in accordance with Art. 25 of the International Covenant on Civic and Political Rights;

recognizing the role and contribution of women-leaders from local communities in the implementation of national and international legislation in the field of achieving gender equality and welcoming their participation in further initiatives and advocacy campaigns;

supporting the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic S. Sh. Zheenbekov on announcement of 2018 as the year of regions development in Kyrgyzstan, as well as the program of the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic M. Abylgaziev "Unity, Trust and Creation",

adopted this resolution and agreed on the following points:

  • The need to create a favorable space - a horizontal inclusive platform (the Women's Initiative for the Solidarity Community was established) to analyze the challenges and new issues emerging in the field of human rights, as well as effective exchange of ideas and experience to find new approaches and innovations to train women in human rights, women's leadership and political participation at the local, regional and national level;

  • An important role of active participation of women leaders in all regions of the country to support the local civic initiatives for action in a new format for organizing and holding the national dialogue platforms, forums, peaceful events, movements and activities aimed at protecting human rights, leadership and political participation of women at all levels of decision-making, using an innovative approach, new strategies through peacekeeping and empathy;

  • The relevance of amending legislation to promote human rights and freedoms through the new national anti-corruption plan based on international standards, and electoral legislation in the field of women's access to politics, while quotas are supported by sanctions;

  • Appeal to support civil initiative against systemic discrimination, growth of violence and radicalism in society through adoption of the Law "On Equality" in accordance with the international treaties to which Kyrgyzstan is a party;

  • Readiness to support the establishment of monitoring groups in the field to promote and implement UNSCR 1325, the National Plan of Action for Achieving Gender Equality for 2017-2020 and the OSCE Action Plan on Gender Equality: reporting and evaluation; carrying out monitoring of recommendations adoption of the UN Committees on Human Rights and Freedoms in the Kyrgyz Republic, including joint monitoring activities on promotion of human rights in closed facilities in all regions; strengthening the constructive dialogue on respect for the right to freedom from torture, as well as the right of vulnerable groups in the criminal justice system - children, women, elderly, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, etc.;

  • Promotion and implementation of the National Plan of Action for Achieving Gender Equality, Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the OSCE Action Plan on Gender Equality at the national and regional level, including through local self-government bodies (LSG), training in increasing accountability and transparency of LSG and implementing the gender approach in the decision-making process.

The participants appeal to the authorities representing all branches of the state power, the media and civil society to support the women's initiative to ensure peace and security through building a solidarity community based on combination of human rights procedures and mechanisms for preventing and resolving conflicts, building peace, respect for the right to freedom from torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment, and creating a favorable prerequisites and conditions for sustainable development of Kyrgyzstan.

The participants of the event were the well-known gender experts, local kenesh delegates, representatives of the state bodies, leaders of public organizations working on protection of women's rights and promotion of leadership, prevention of human trafficking, prevention of violence and crimes against women and children supporting new initiatives on anti-corruption reforms, development of e-government and strengthening regional institutions with equal civic participation in the decision-making process at all levels of government.

Adopted by participants of the national TOT on leadership and human rights within the framework of the Women's Educational Coalition for Equal Rights, Development and Peace program.

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Kyrgyzstan joined to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1994, to the First Optional Protocol to ICCPR in 1994,

Second Optional Protocol to ICCPR in 2010

UN quality of life index

Swedish experience

UN Human Rights Committee. Concluding observations: UN doc., CCPR/C/KGZ/CO/2, 23 April 2014, item 5

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, KR Act № 46 of 26 July 1996