Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan (FWNGO) was set up in 1994. The Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan was created to provide assistance to women’s NGOs via development of a network as well as opportunities for mutual cooperation. On the 4th April 1996 the Forum was registered in the Ministry of Justice as a non-profit non-governmental organization of the republican level. It was re-registered on 10th October 2005 (required according to the new law on civil society organizations) in the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.
In 2005 FWNGO was given a special consultative status with UN ECOSOC.
Today the Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan unites more then 85 NGOs in Kyrgyzstan with various missions. It is a founder and regional coordinator of the Central Asian Forum of Women’s NGOs and a member of AWID, APWW, APWLD, RoA, APRN, Karat Coalition and VAW monitors network. An idea of regular meetings in the form of Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan as a way of women’s joint work with the purpose of information exchange and mutual assistance and consolidation was supported by several women’s groups.
Main areas of the Forum’s activity are included joining of the activities of women’s NGOs, development of women’s networking and training in Kyrgyzstan and in Central Asia, advocacy and lobbying women’s issues, provision of the complex of consultative services to all organization and private individuals dealing with gender issues, publication of newsletter for women, protection of women’s human rights, development and holding educational training effective programs, promoting women’s advancement, their adaptation to new social conditions, organizations and holding of conference, workshop, seminars.
Consolidation was reached not only in the area of information and experience exchange, but in joint efforts making our collective voices visible.