On March 2, 2017, the Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges, with the support of USAID Collaborative Governance Program, awarded three finalists of the contest among journalists for the best story about the new women leaders of the Kyrgyz Republic memorable presents. US Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gualtney noted in her welcome remarks: “We believe that success of any country depends on the success of women of this country”

The ceremony was attended by the member of the Jogorku Kenesh Aynuru Altybaeva, US Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney, Mission Director of USAID in the Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen, Minister of Labor and Social Development of the KR Taalaikul Isakunova, the judges of the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of international organizations, non-profit organizations, as well as the participants of the project "Cooperation of the generations of women leaders".

Photo 1 KAWJ Award ceremony all together

Women leaders and winners of contest of journalists with member of Parliament Aynuru Altybayeva, US Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney, Minister of Labour and Social Development of the KR Taalaykul Isakunova, USAID Mission Director in the Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen, Kyrgyz judges, representatives of international and non-profit organizations

Photo 2 KAWJ award ceremony US Ambassador speaking IMG 8147

US Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney welcomes the winners of the contest of journalists and women leaders at the award ceremony

Photo 3 KAWJ award ceremony MP Ainuru Altybaeva IMG 8159

Member of the Parliament of KR Ainuru Altybaeva highlighted in her opening remarks: “Kyrgyzstan has amazing women, who are suffering for their country, and care for its future”

Photo 4 KAWJ award ceremony MD Kimberly Rosen IMG 8278

Director of the USAID Mission in the Kyrgyz Republic Kimberly Rosen carries on a conversation with a member of Parliament Aynuru Altybayeva and a judge of the Supreme Court Chinara Aydarbekovoy after the award ceremony of journalists and women leaders

Photo 5 KAWJ award ceremony Minister of LSD Taalaikul Isakunova IMG 8166

Minister of Labor and Social Development of the KR Taalaykul Isakunova emphasized the important role of women in all spheres of life, and noted in her speech: "Only together we can make the world kinder"

Photo 6 KAWJ award ceremony Chinara Aidarbekov judge of the Supreme Court IMG 8115

Сhair of the Board of the Kyrgyz Association of Women Leaders, judge of the Supreme Court Chinara Aidarbekova opening the award ceremony to celebrate winners-journalists and women leaders

Photo 7 KAWJ award ceremony Osh Shamy Nazgul Abdyrazakova winner of cotest with woman leader IMG 8255

Journalist, winner of contest Nazgul Abdyrazakova from socio-political newspaper "Osh Shamy", along with a female leader Gulsana Esenbaeva, member of the Osh City Council (Kenesh)

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Journalist-winner Guliza Suvanova (center) with two women leaders - Janyl Pazylova from Boz-Adyr, Batken province and Anisa Yakubova from Bishkek

Photo 9 KAWJ award ceremony gender balance IMG 8331

Director of secondary school named after J. Bokonbaeva, Nookat district of Osh city Mayram Shamshieva, (center) with Alimzhan Masaev, journalist, newspaper "Kut Bilim" (right)

Photo 10 KAWJ award ceremony USAID Anna Mahabbat Ruslan judge Bobukeeva Minister Isakunova Aidarbekova IMG 8343

The participants of the award ceremony (left to right) USAID Development Assistance Officer Anna Meltzer, USAID Project Management Specialist Mahabbat Alymkulova, USAID CGP Deputy Director Ruslan Moldokasymov, member of the board of the Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges Meerim Bobukeeva, Minister of Labor and Social Development Taalaykul Isakunova and member of the board of the Kyrgyz Association of Women Judges, the judge of the first class of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic Chinara Aidarbekova

Photo 11 KAWJ award ceremony women leaders Cholpon Berdikulova Surmagul Temirova IMG 8299

Two women leaders Cholpon Berdikulova and Surmagul Temirova after the award ceremony of the journalists-winners and women leaders

Photo 12 KAWJ award ceremony US AMB women leaders journalists IMG 8219

US Ambassador in the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney with winners of the contest among journalists and women leaders after the award ceremony

Photo 13 USAID MD Kimberly Rosen with women leaders IMG 8307

USAID in the Kyrgyz Republic Mission Director Kimberly Rosen (in the center) with two women leaders after the award ceremony