Forum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan


ul. Isanova 147, kv. 7
720033 Bishkek
Tel: 21-45-85
Contact: Nurgul Janaeva

The Forum of Women's NGOs was created in 1995 following a conference of Central Asian women's organizations. Participants at the conference decided that regular meetings between women's organizations would facilitate information exchange and help groups cooperate. The Forum meets monthly and unites representatives from 15 different Kyrgyz women's organizations, such as the Women's League of Creative Initiative of Kyrgyzstan.

Current activities of the Forum include: publishing a women's informational bulletin "Joogazyn" (Tulip) in Russian and Kyrgyz; assisting group members in writing grants and project proposals; and sponsoring conferences and seminars on topics concerning women. At present, the forum is working to create a School of Women's Studies in Bishkek. .In June 1997, the Forum hosted a conference of Central Asian women's NGOs entitled "Women's Dialogue."

Last updated:    November 1998

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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