“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”.
Nurgul Dzhanaeva (Forum of Women’s NGOs in Kyrgyzstan (FWNK)), delivered her combined statement on behalf of the civil society at the Policy Segment Session, during the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, held in Geneva, on 25th April 2017.
Download the Statement here.
Watch her speech here.