On August 23, 2016, 28 members of the coalition group, including heads of local governments, local councils, village heads, chair of the court of aldermen, public prevention centers, precinct police, chairs of women’s councils, youth and social activists of pilot aiyl aimaks (local authorities) of Kara-Suu rayon of Osh Oblast participated in a seminar on international and national standards and mechanisms for protecting women against domestic violence.

During the seminar, the participants were familiarized with international and national standards and mechanisms for protecting women’s rights, with legal normative acts of the Kyrgyz Republic on gender-based violence and developed a work plan to facilitate the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP), which seeks to ensure gender equality at the local level. The participants worked in groups and developed indicators to measure the impact and results, identified the timeframes, sources of funding, and roles and responsibilities in prevention of domestic violence.

Public Fund DIA conducted the seminar as a part of the “Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women” project supported by the Collaborative Governance Program, funded by USAID and DFID.

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Public Fund DIA organized a seminar for representatives of local governments, law enforcement agencies, and local institutions to develop a work plan seeking to advance gender equality at the local level 

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During the seminar, the participants worked in groups, and they were also given creative assignments to better understand the consequences of domestic violence and ways to prevent it

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Representatives of the law enforcement agencies were very active during the seminar – their role is significant in preventing domestic violence

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The members of the coalition group received main guidelines of the National Action Plan (NAP) so that they might plan activities to ensure gender equality and joint actions on protecting women against domestic violence at the local level