APPEAL of the participants of the National TOT "Women's Leadership and Political Participation" TO THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONSСен 27.2021
TO THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
We, the participants of the National Training of Trainers "Women's Leadership and Women's Political Participation", which was conducted from 22 to 24 September, 2021 in Osh, were inspired by the speech of Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Security Council on the creation of a regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia for security and development
"The entire United Nations family stands ready to assist in promoting greater cooperation and integration among the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan, toward achieving the goals of peace, sustainable development, stability and security."
We believe that in order to resolve issues of security, development and peace, it is important to conform to the principles of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for joint advocacy campaigns from the level of communities to global to reduce the gaps between people and officials who make decisions at all levels of government, taking into account new risks and disasters in the world.
Today, more than ever, women and girls should have equal access to education, to the choice of professions and resources. To accomplish this, it is important not to narrow the space for civil and political rights of citizens, but to strengthen them and expand the economic, social and cultural rights of citizens. Today it is important to uphold the citizens' freedom of self-expression, freedom of speech to throw limelight on the accumulated systemic problems and risks for the prevention of conflicts and disasters in the Central Asian region.
Over twenty years ago, the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security confirmed the importance of equal participation and full involvement of women in maintaining and strengthening peace and security. Kyrgyzstan is on the verge of adopting the 4th Action Plan on the UNSCR 1325.
We support the efforts of the authorities of the KR to build trust with neighboring countries. At the same time, given the challenges to regional security in Central Asia, we urge them to pay attention to the protection and promotion of the universality of human rights and freedoms, to ensure favorable conditions for the protection of the rights of refugees, women human rights defenders, strengthening partnerships with authorities from the level of communities to the global level based on international obligations to ensure the safety and promote positive reforms in the name of development, eliminating discrimination and various forms of violence.
We stand for promoting the regional agenda according to the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in relation to new risks, such as the humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan. We stand for protection of the rights of women human rights defenders in Afghanistan and the fulfillment of all international obligations by the Central Asian countries, the international obligations to protect asylum seekers and grant them the refugee status.
We call for broad consultations to discuss the problems and opportunities in the Central Asian countries for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, including the implementation and monitoring of the implementation of National Action Plans on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
We stand for disarmament and against military aggression in the region, in the world, we stand for the equal participation of women in the processes of regional dialogues and forums, we stand for peace and promotion of gender equality and justice.
We appeal to the UN, European Union, the diplomatic corps and international organizations to facilitate taking the urgent decision to issue visas to human rights defenders and activists of Afghanistan, to all those who are in an unsafe environment and need urgent help.
Participants of the TOT "Women's Leadership and Political Participation",
HRM "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan", WLP, partner organizations.