Nurgul Djanaeva

Kyrgyzstan

Nurgul Djanaeva is President of the Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan. She is a founder of a national program that enabled 50 local women to join the Kyrgyz Parliament and other decision-making positions. Nurgul was the vice-president of the International University of Kyrgyzstan, is currently a Steering Committee member of the Asia Pacific Women Watch, and the national Kyrgyzstan coordinator for the UN NGO Network (IRENE), in addition to playing a vital co-ordinating or liaising role with international organizations. She is widely published and is the author of a book “Kyrgyzstan Women in Transition.”