Women2030: Women’s leadership in the Agenda 2030
Central Asian Workshop, February 26 – 27, 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Women in Kyrgyzstan, @Annabelle Avril
Rural women are a key constituency in assisting national government to achieve inclusive and gender equitable results of Agenda 2030. Rural women can be essential to the planning, implementing and monitoring of developed commitments, said Olga Djaneva, director ALGA.
Mia Dubois-Boussaid, EU delegation in Bishkek, welcomed the conference and the active contribution of civil society. The Rural Women’s Association ALGA and WECF international organised the workshop “ Women’s leadership in the Agenda 2030” during February 26-27, 2017 in Bishkek, in the framework of their Women2030 program. The 30 participants of the workshop were civil society organizations from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan who work on the issues of rural development, ecology, development of regions and financial sustainability issues.
Women's rights inclusion in all SDGs
The main component of the workshop was sharing good practices on gender-responsive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including tools and existing practices in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Sascha Gabizon, director WECF introduced the theme of SDGs and explained how the UN Women´s Major Group actively advocated for women's rights inclusion in all the SDGs.
The methodology for gender assessment of national indicators in Kyrgyzstan was presented by Zulfia Kochorbaeva, director of the organisation STA. The presentation highlighted clearly local priorities for integration gender dimensions into sustainble development actions, such as for example in SDG4 (education), to promote more pre-school child care to allow women the choice of working outside of the home. Another example was to promote more safety for women regarding public transport, as an gender-related action in SDG 11 (cities).
Community-based "Women 2030" indicators
Participants of the workshop strengthened their knowledge for developing the bottom-up activities to influence allocation of national budgets and to implement targets of the national 2030 plan.
In the last part of the workshop, the participants discussed about important indicators which give a good insight into women´s situation in their society and which can be monitored by civil society organizations. Community-based indicators could give an additional picture in addition to the official SDG indicators , which are monitored by national agencies. These community-based "Women2030 indicators" will be further developed and then tested and used by all organisations that partner with the Women2030 programme.
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