In January 2019, WLP’s partner in Kazakhstan, Shymkent Women’s Resource Center (SWRC), hosted a workshop on leadership and women’s political participation. SWRC hosted the event in partnership with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The three-day training included activists from around the country as well as from Georgia. Together they discussed ethical politics, explored negotiation techniques, and enhanced their skills in coalition building and networking in advance of Kazakhstan’s elections in 2020.
This is the sixteenth such event to be held in Central Asia since 2014. To date, more than 350 experienced activists have taken part in these advanced training institutes organized by WLP partners in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Afterwards, they have gone on to implement over 65 step-down trainings, where they share the knowledge and skills they gained with local women and men in their communities.
View photos from the workshop below, and click here to browse some of the WLP resources they used for this training.