The Nonprofit Management Resource Centers at Kyrgyz National and Osh State Universities hosted the following two guest lectures: “Role of Media in Promoting Gender Equality in Kyrgyzstan” of Jyldyz Kuvatova, UN Women National Program Coordinator, and “Gender Equality and Sustainable Development” of Asyl Jakieva, Specialist on Community Development (Rural Women Economic Empowerment, UN Women). Over 80 students participated in two interactive guest lectures, where they had the opportunity to learn about the role of media in promoting gender equality. A series of video clips and lecturers’ presentations introduced the participants to the role, which media and every educated citizen might contribute in ensuring equal rights and. The participants also learned about current situation in the field of gender equality in Kyrgyzstan, and actively discussed new challenges and opportunities.

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A memory photo of KNU students with Jyldyz Kuvatova, National Program Coordinator from UN Women (1st row, 3rd from left), and Irys Beybutova, Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at KNU (1st row, 3rd from right) after the guest lecture on the theme “Role of Media in Promoting Gender Equality in Kyrgyzstan”

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During the guest lecture, Jyldyz Kuvatova, National Program Coordinator from UN Women, involved students into discussions, where students shared their opinion and knowledge on gender equality and role of media in Kyrgyzstan 

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Some facts and examples of sexism that exist in life and in media coverage made the participants feel upset

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Students were very active during the lecture and willingly shared their observations and knowledge on sexism in media 

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As a sign of respect and gratitude for the substantial guest lecture, the first year student from School of International Relations at KNU (to the right) presented a gift to Jyldyz Kuvatova, National Program Coordinator from UN Women

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A memory photo of active students from KNU with lecturer Jyldyz Kuvatova, National Program Coordinator from UN Women (3rd from left) and Irys Beybutova, Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at KNU (2nd from left)

Photo 1 GL Asyl Jakieva UN Women Osh SU 26 10 2017

On October 26, 2017, Asyl Jakieva, Specialist on Community Development, (Rural Women Economic Empowerment, UN Women) gave a guest lecture on the theme “Gender Equality and Sustainable Development” for students of Naryn State University

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UN Women Specialist on Community Development Asyl Jakieva’s lecture was interactive and involved students into different discussions and role plays to demonstrate examples of ensuring equal rights and opportunities in the country's development process

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The participants asked many questions on the influence of gender equality on sustainable development of the country during the guest lecture of Asyl Jakieva, UN Women Specialist on Community Development