Фото с рабочей командой 3Kyrgyzstan is conducting “Gender and Legal Assessment in TB” with the support of Stop TB Partnership and the participation of international experts Nonna Turusbekova and Samanta Sokolowski. This kind of TB assessment is carried out for the first time.

Фото Круглого стола 26.01-7On the 2nd of December 2015, a round-table was held in Bishkek on the topic “Gender-based and Legal Assessment in Tuberculosis”. The Kyrgyz TB Coalition organized the event, which was attended by representatives of ministries, government services, and international and local civil society organizations.

“Gender assessment consists of a series of steps aimed at assessing how differentiated the approach of TB programs is towards men, women, boys and girls, whereas legal assessment addresses issues of rights of Kyrgyz citizens, in general, and of key TB affected populations, in particular”, – explain international experts.

Фот о Круглого стола 26.01-8As a result of discussions held on the 26th of January 2016, recommendations were made to amend the Law on Protection of Population from TB, currently under review by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic. One of the suggested amendments is to ‘provide for interaction with civil society in the field of gender and other rights of persons affected by tuberculosis’. These recommendations, together with a letter of appeal to the Kyrgyz Parliament, were admitted to examination by the Human Rights and Social Policy Committees.

In this context, it is worth mentioning that Stop TB Partnership provides technical support to countries within the framework of its Technical Cooperation Agreement for activities focused on gender and human rights in TB. Such activities can include, but are not limited to addressing gender, human rights in TB programme reviews and national strategic plans; integrating gender and human rights in TB concept notes; developing and implementing a TB gender assessment tool with UNAIDS. For additional information, please visit the Stop TB Partnership website.


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