2016 – 2017
Promoting collaboration between generations of women leaders and enhancing the role of women in various spheres of life through the introduction of a mentoring program.
Regional Media Communications Training Center.
Main areas of activity:
To implement this project, a competition among journalists was held to identify new women leaders from all regions of the country.
During the month, more than 60 materials covering the activities of various women leaders published or posted in the media were received. After selecting the materials, it was decided to recognize 10 journalists and 10 women leaders – heroines of journalistic materials – as winners of the contest and to hold an award ceremony for the finalists on the eve of International Women’s Day. The award ceremony was held in a solemn atmosphere in the hall of the Bayalinov Library. The award ceremony was held in the hall of the Bayalinov Library with the participation of the U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Sheila Gwaltney, and was widely covered by the media. Within the framework of the project, CAWA had the right to select 10 more journalists and 10 more women leaders (20 journalists and 20 women leaders in total). A total of three trainings were conducted for each group for them on personal growth, mentoring and media relations. The group of women leaders included some judges of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Expected results and accomplishments:
The project signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with 5 leading organizations that work in the field of women’s leadership; developed basic criteria for women leaders;
- A database of women leaders throughout the country working in various fields and contributing to the country’s development has been compiled;
- A practical guide on mentoring has been developed.