|Category: (UN Agencies)|
Head of the Agency
Name: Mr. Gerald Gunther
Job title: UN-Women Representative in Kyrgyzstan
Global website: www.unwomen.org
Established in July 2010 the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has opened the first fully fledged country office in Kyrgyzstan in February 2012. It aims to be a dynamic and strong champion for women’s and girls’ rights, providing them with a powerful voice at different levels. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women in Kyrgyzstan, among other issues, works to increase women’s leadership; end violence against women; engage women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhance women’s economic empowerment; make gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting; and increase coordination and accountability across the UN system for gender equality.
"Gender equality must become a lived reality"
Michelle Bachelet, former UN Women Executive Director,
video message, AWID Forum, Istanbul, 2012
Koenkozova 144 (Jibek-Jolu - Isanova intersection)
720033 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 312 325 226, +996 312 325 227
Fax: +996 312 325 226 (ext.105)