The chief speaker of our session on AEF-2019 – Roza Isakovna Otunbayevaand for us, organizers, her consent to take part in work of our session – great honor! We once again express gratitude personally to Roza Isakovna and her team for the fact that they have accepted our invitation!

This publication is devoted to Roza Otunbayeva – the only woman president in the former Soviet Union. Her name is known by all who were adult in the last decade and asked question: what happens not only at our country, but also in close to us countries.

Roza Otunbayeva has headed the Kyrgyz people in the most critical and crisis time. As the leader of opposition of the country, after overthrow of the president Kurmanbek Bakiev in April, 2010 she has been appointed the president of transition period by results of national referendum in June of the same year.

Then she in December, 2011 has peacefully delegated the power to the new duly elected head of the country and this fact has become history of Kyrgyzstan too!

Judging by many interviews, often ask it question of whether she wants to return to policy to run for president. Personally imposes me as she has answered: “I have executed the mission of the President and the debt in time, necessary for my country”. (роза-отунбаева-с-уходом-президентов-их-политическая-карьера-не-заканчивается_RQbygvk5eTyw.html).

During rule of Otunbayeva the Constitution has been changed and Kyrgyzstan became the parliamentary republic. She called it one of the large achievements. “The salary of the budget workers has been many times hoisted, the economy improves” — has noted Отунбаева.

What facts from her life can inspire us? I have dared to choose the following.

For example, one of news sounds so: “Roza Otunbayeva is ready to change presidential chair for the bicycle” (on November 29 2011, 13:5323 2 Roza Otunbayeva. Photo of REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko© the Head of Kyrgyzstan) Roza Otunbayeva is ready to change for the bicycle after abdication of the president, reports Akipress). She has said it on the total – conference, having noted that under the law of Kyrgyzstan the car is not allocated to the ex-president, and in this case she is ready to follow the example of the prime minister of Denmark and to change on the bicycle. Also Otunbayeva has reported that have to allocate her housing in the territory of the state residence. “Do not think that it is the luxurious vila” — she has told, having added that she already has three-room apartment in the center of Bishkek. The president has said that after abdication she will continue work on stabilization of situation in the country.

And she never refuses invitations to participate in big events because, according to her, “Our experience interests many. I think that I will go on these actions. Those events which have taken place in our country are very important for the international community” — Otunbayeva has told. (

One more significant fact.

For the economy Otunbayeva will arrive to the summit in October, 2011 to Almaty by car, it was transferred in due time by KAZTAG with reference to source in Administration of the President of the republic. “It is supposed that tomorrow the head of state will go to Almaty for participation in the summit of Council of cooperation of the Turkish-speaking countries. The visit of the head of state, is expected, will be two-day” — have reported sources. According to their information, Otunbayeva for economy of public funds plans to go to Almaty on the armored car. Let’s remind, Otunbayeva last year has already set example to economy of state funds on foreign trips, having gone to New York to meeting of the UN General Assembly usual flight (is more detailed:

I want to draw the attention of readers to Roza Otunbayeva’s performance to the sessions of the UN on September 22, 2011. It was very bright and has drawn attention of all countries! She spoke about situation in hot spots Palestine, about global warming, about leadership of women, about drawing attention of the international community to native to her to Kyrgyzstan, has urged all to do everything possible for consolidation of peace and growth of the younger generation. You can be convinced of it. text= Roza Otunbayeva of performance in the UN &lr=163&clid=2282468#/videowiz?filmId=9651961518559831909

The diplomatic academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Kyrgyzstan has nominated Roza Otunbayeva to Nobel Peace Prize of 2012 in due time. “Otunbayeva held presidential post during the period, most difficult for the country, which on intensity of emotions and the dramatic nature has not equal in the contemporary history of the state. And in many respects thanks to her courage, firmness and unselfishness in the country long-awaited socio-political stability, peace and harmony is approved, there is consolidation of civil society” — it is said in the statement of the MFA. (Is more detailed: But as report sources, that year the Norwegian Nobel committee has awarded ranks of the lauret of award the European Union — merging of 27 European states. The award has been awarded to the European Union for “60 years of protection of human rights in Europe and long-term role in association of the continent”.

Now Roza Isakovna conducts vigorous social and political activity. Participates in the most different international actions, is the founder of the International public fund “Roza Otunbayeva’s Initiative” (January, 2011 – till present).

During our session we have asked Roza Isakovna to answer number of questions among which:

To be politician – by your words, it is debt and mission. Whether it is possible to say that the woman President runs the country on another way, than the man? Why domination of men in political life remains?

As political decisions change if there is gender balance if the head is woman.

Whether quotas in the parliament/government are necessary?

What would you like to advise the Kazakhstan women – leaders in policy, in business, in science?

In conclusion of our publication there is a wish to tell the following. Our International organization “Expo&Women” hopes to discuss at our meeting issues of establishing further effective cooperation in the sphere of public work on support of women, families and children. At our countries and the people much in common as in the history, and in the attitude towards children and women.

Author: Lyazyat Askarova

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