Grantee profile

Forum of Women NGOs of Kyrgyzstan

Founded in 1996 in Bishkek, the Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan is a network of women’s groups which aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Its priorities are women’s movement building for prevention and eradication of gender-based violence and fostering women’s participation in decision-making processes. One of the oldest feminist organisations in the country, the Forum conducts research, lobbying, and monitoring of national legislation on gender equality. It also provides women’s groups with capacity building, networking, and joint advocacy opportunities in four of the seven provinces of Kyrgyzstan: Osh, Chui, Jala-Abad, and Issyk- Kul.