26.7% of Kyrgyzstan's population are women of reproductive age. Deputy Minister of Social Development Erik Kuikeyev cited such data at the 60th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Geneva, the press service of Ministry of Social Development reports.
The report also indicates that adolescent girls aged 15-17 years in the country makes only 2.7 percent. At the same time the birth rate continues to increase: 159 634 births were registered in 2014, which is 4114 more than in 2013.
In Geneva, at the 60th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Kyrgyzstan presents the fourth periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Kyrgyz delegation consisting of representatives of the authorized body for the implementation of gender policy, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health chaired by the Deputy Minister of Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic Eric Kuikeyev.
"The Kyrgyz Republic in 2012 among the first in Central Asia adopted a long-term document - National Strategy for Gender Equality until 2020. This document consists of measures to create conditions for realization of possibilities for women as a whole, including rural women, older women, women with disabilities and the most vulnerable groups of women: HIV-infected, drug addicts, women in prison, and others," says in the report.
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