Bishkek – Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges is inviting journalist to a presentation of a new study on the scale of sexual harassment of women and girls at workplace. This is the first study of its kind conducted in the Kyrgyz Republic. It was carried out with support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. The presentation will take place on November 22 from 14:30 to 18:00 p.m. at the Park Hotel Bishkek (87 Orozbekov Str).
 
Journalists will have an opportunity to learn about the study results: scale, types, and forms of sexual harassment in Kyrgyzstan, and the experts’ assessment of the consequences of such harassment. The association will also present research recommendations general discussion with a view of amending the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic. 
 
The research was conducted as part of the project “Empowering Women and Girls to Access Justice in Case of Sexual Harassment.” It was based on a survey that included women and girls from state, municipal, and law enforcement bodies, small and medium-sized businesses, and university students. 
 
Among the key speakers of the event are the Members of Parliament Elvira Surabaldieva and Aisuluu Mamasheva, Judge of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chynara Aidarbekova, Minister of Labor and Social Development Ulugbek Kochkorov and USAID Mission Director in the Kyrgyz Republic Gary Linden. 
 
Contact info for accreditation: Zulfiya Turumbekova, Executive Director, Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges, e-mail: kawjoffice@gmail.com, zulya2007@inbox.ru, 0555 333 217.
 
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The USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) promotes effective collaboration between civil society and the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).