AKHP Public Lecture, Bishkek: Women’s Rights in Kyrgyzstan
March 28th 2019, 1:00 pm
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is pleased to launch a public lecture series in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in partnership with the I. Arabaev Kyrgyz State University. This series of open lectures, offered under the common theme of “Cross-Disciplinary Discourse in the Context of Arts and Sciences”, seeks to facilitate professional development of faculty from Kyrgyz universities, and is open to university scholars, researchers and students. It provides a platform to discuss pressing challenges of the modern world, promote new ideas, and facilitate a dialog between intellectuals, academics and students.
President, “Center for Help to Women” non-government association
The lecture will discuss gender, gender equality, and rights of women in Kyrgyzstan; describe the history of women movement in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan; as well as specify the role and the place of women in the culture and traditions of Kyrgyz people. The lecture builds on the materials, as related to the ratification of the “Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women” in Kyrgyzstan.
Roza Torekulovna Aitmatova was born in Moscow. She is a daughter of a prominent political and public activist Torekul Aitmatov, and a sister of Chyngyz Aitmatov. She graduated from the Women Pedagogic Institute in the city of Frunze (former Bishkek). She is an Educator, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor, and recognised as an Honored Worker of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic. She is actively engaged in public activities, and is a member of women’s movements in Kyrgyzstan.
Professor, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences
Acting Head, Aga Khan Humanities Project
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
I. Arabaev Kyrgyz State University
43 Razakov Street
Main Building, 2nd floor conference hall
Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.