“We call for action to strengthen an enabling environment and overcome systemic obstacles for meaningful engagement of civil society and to ensure obligations to rights holders in the SDGs. We denounce the rising authoritarianism, racism and xenophobia, increasing corporate power, and shrinking civil society space. Attacks to freedom of association and assembly are widespread across the region”.
Access the Statement delivered by Nurgul Dzhanaeva (Forum of Women’s NGOs in Kyrgyzstan (FWNK)) on behalf of the civil society at the Policy Segment Session, UNECE 2017 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, Geneva, 25 April.
Download the Statement here.
Watch her speech here.