Kyrgyzstan adopted its first National Action Plan in 2013 for the period 2013-2014. The second and the latest National Action Plan adopted by the country in 2018 covered the period 2018-2020.

Objectives/Aims of 2018-2020 NAP:

The main objectives identified in the document are as following:

  1. Strengthening the role and participation of women, including at decision-making level, in activities aimed at preserving peace and security;
  2. Strengthening the interaction of government, local governments and civil society in order to prevent conflicts and the risks of violence against women and girls, as well as measures to address the effects of crisis situations;
  3. Improving the system of protection and taking into account the special needs and requirements of women and girls in emergency situations.


Kyrgyzstan gained its independence on August 31st, 1991 as a result of the dissolution of the USSR. However, during this transition period the country faced political and social instability, as well as interethnic disputes with its uzbek minority and territorial disputes due to improperly delineated borders. The latest border conflict involving Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan broke out in September 2022 and resulted in civilian casualities.

The NAP adopted by the government of Kyrgyzstan in 2018 presents a detailed plan including the purposes of the document, the tasks to be fulfilled, their indicators, as well as implementation forms and responsible agencies. Under one of its objectives, the NAP specifically targets improving leadership skills among women, especially women living in villages and rural areas. It also addresses gender-based violence during conflict and aims at implementing strategies to reduce violence in border areas. However, given the short time period and overarching goals of the document, it is not clear if the indicated actions can be fully executed through the identified forms of implementation. This puts the effectiveness of the document into question. Another missing point in the NAP is the budgeting of the activities, which needs to be elaborated and justified.

Civil Society engagement in development of the NAP:

The level of the involvement of civil society was rated zero out of three (zero being the poorest) by LSE WPS’s index.However, the desired involvement of the civil society in the implementation of the plan is included in the document.


UN Peacekeeping Statistics:

The number of women in the personnel deployed by Kyrgyzstan to the UN Peacekeeping mission, as of late 2023, is as follows:

Experts on Mission: 2 out of 5

Individual Police: 2 out of 10

Total: 4 out of 15

Women in Peacekeeping:

The 2018-2020 NAP commits to enhancing women’s participation in decision-making positions in activities aimed at preserving peace and security, as well as focuses on preventing and eliminating gender-based violence in conflict.

References and Sources:

National Actional Plan of Kyrgyzstan 2018-2020 available in English at: Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN by Country, Mission, and Personnel Type. (as of 30/11/2023) is available at:

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