WECF's Women 2030 Programme is being implemented in 50 countries across different regions of the world. It is constituted by a coalition of 5 women and gender network organisations cooperating to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a gender-equitable and climate-just manner. The coalition has a 5-year framework partnership agreement with the European Commission.
Here is the Women2030 Gender Assessment of Kyrgyzstan:
Since Kyrgyzstan’s independence in 1991, declining employment opportunities for women has led to increasing difficulties in securing a livelihood or achieving meaningful participation fully in decision making. Cultural practices such as the kidnapping of brides and early marriage for girls persist, despite being increasingly challenged by women’s rights non-government organizations. Yet progress can be seen in the passing of a new law in January 2013 which has the effect of equating the abduction of women for marriage with the act of kidnapping under the criminal code, with equivalent penalties.