The presentation of the analysis “Gender Assessment of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic”
PF Civic Platform actively participated in the presentation of the analysis “Gender Assessment of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic. We believe that it is important to draw attention to gender issues and ensure women’s representation in the political process. Our organization’s participation in this event highlights our commitment to creating an equal society and supporting gender equality.
An extended meeting of the Council on the Rights of Women, Children and Gender Equality under the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic was held on June 5, 2023.
The analysis on the “Gender Assessment of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic” was presented.
This analysis was based on the request of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek in 2022-2023.
The Jogorku Kenesh Gender Assessment was led by ODIHR experts with the participation of the ODIHR National Consultant and included the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, including information from questionnaires, reports, legal documents, interviews and focus groups. A desk study was conducted on the status of women in politics in Kyrgyzstan and efforts made to increase the number of women parliamentarians. As part of it, the Parliament also provided some data and answered a semi-structured questionnaire.
The analysis showed that women’s representation in parliament has fluctuated over the past 20 years, peaking at 26 percent after the 2007 parliamentary elections. Since then, there has been a noticeable decline. At the time of the gender assessment (October/November 2022), there were 19 women MPs in Parliament, representing 21 per cent of the total number of MPs.
Article 4 (9) of the Jogorku Kenesh Rules of Procedure provides for representation of no more than 70% of persons of the same gender in Jogorku Kenesh bodies. In practice, there are significantly fewer women in leadership positions in the current Parliament. According to the Parliament data (as of December 2022), the gender distribution is as follows:
Position Men % Women %
Speaker and Deputy Speakers 3 75 1 25
Chairmen of committees 6 75 2 25
Vice chairmen of committees 16 80 4 20
Party leaders 7 100 0 0
Deputy chairmen of parties 6 86 1 14
Chief of Staff and Deputies 3 100 0 0
The text of the report on the results of the participatory gender assessment of the Parliament can be found here Report on the participatory gender assessment of the Jogorku Kenesh 2023.05.16 REPORT-Participatory Gender Audit of the Jogorku Kenesh final-ENGLISH