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Sunday, 15 November 2009 13:13

Approved by
The AWLI General Meeting
on May 27th, 2008

About The Alliance of Women Legislative Initiatives

I. General provisions


1.1. The Alliance of Women Legislative Initiatives (further - the AWLI) is an association of organizations and individuals who carry out activities on expanding opportunities and improving status of women in Kyrgyzstan by promoting their multi-facet participation in political and social life. The AWLI performs without forming a legal entity.

II. The AWLI main goals and tasks

2.1. The main goal of the AWLI is strengthening of women influence upon decision making through lobbying their legislative initiatives, strengthening interactions among state bodies, local municipal administrations and a civil society aimed at effective implementation of a national gender policy.
The AWLI sets to deal with the following tasks:
• forming a public opinion in favor of policies aimed at equal rights and equal opportunities;
• introducing gender measurements into law drafting process;
• fostering a growing capacity of female leaders;
• developing policies and strategies for advancing a gender equality and their lobbying

2.3. Principles of the AWLI activities:

• Adherence to ideas of gender equality,
• Understanding of precious value of diversity,
• Voluntary participation,
• Coordinated opinions and actions,
• Democracy,
• Openness,
• Mutual respect,
• Responsibility,
• Independence in setting goals, decision making and taking actions.


III. The AWLI activities


3.1. For running its activities in compliance with the current laws in Kyrgyzstan and conventional principles and norms of international law the AWLI has a right:
• to develop and implement programs aimed at achievement of the AWLI stated goals and tasks;
• to offer its initiatives on various issues of public life, to offer its suggestions to state authorities;
• to expand a network of the AWLI supporters,
• to create its branches and representative offices,
• to held and conduct General meetings, sessions, working meetings and consultations;
• to create short-term working groups and permanent working groups in the fields of main activities;
• to perform raising awareness activities, publishing and teaching activities;
• to fundraise for running its activities;
• to carry out other activities aimed at achieving the AWLI goals and tasks in compliance with the current laws and regulations.


IV. Rights and Duties of the AWLI Members

4.1. Membership in the AWLI is voluntary
4.2. The AWLI members can be individuals or organizations that accept the AWLI goals, tasks and principles and participate in the AWLI activities
4.3. The AWLI members have equal rights and equal duties
4.4. The AWLI members have a right:
• to participate in actions and events conducted or organized by the AWLI;
• to receive information about the AWLI activities;
• to offer his/her/their suggestions and to participate in discussions of issues regarding the AWLI activities;
• to take advantage of the AWLI organization facilities, methodologies and consulting support in accordance with the set procedures;
• to assist the AWLI Coordination Board in attracting experts resources and other resources;

4.5. The AWLI members must:
• comply with the AWLI principles;
• actively participate in activities aimed at achieving the AWLI goals and tasks and advance the ideas of equal rights policies and equal opportunities policies;
• promote raising the AWLI authority and influence upon a society;
• share information necessary for the AWLI performance aimed at achieving the AWLI goals and tasks with the AWLI


V. The AWLI organizational structure, competences and rules


5.1. General meeting of the AWLI members is the top governing body in the AWLI. The General meeting is held when a need arise, but not less than once in two years.
5.2. The General meeting may:
• approve the AWLI Regulations or make adjustments to them,
• define a General Strategy for the AWLI activities,
• listen to and approve the AWLI Reports on its activities,
• elect the AWLI Coordinators,
• form Working Groups and approve Heads of Working Groups

5.3. The General meeting is legal to perform its duties when representatives from each region of Kyrgyzstan are present, including representatives from Bishkek and Osh. General meeting decisions are made based on the simple majority of voices voted for the approval of the decision.
5.4. Operational management of the AWLI is carried out by the Coordination Board co-chaired by two Coordinators.
5.5. The AWLI Coordination Board consists of two AWLI Coordinators, Heads of Working Groups and a Secretary. The Coordination Board meets when necessary, but not less than once per 2 months.
If one of the AWLI Coordinators cannot participate in the AWLI events or activities, he/she should delegate his/her powers and duties to another AWLI member and inform the AWLI about it in advance.

5.6. The Coordination Board may:
• develop and approve a general strategy of the AWLI;
• approve an AWLI Annual Action Plan and approve the decisions made/
recommended by the Working Groups;
• discuss and approve AWLI Working Action Plans and Working Groups Working Action Plans;
• consider applications for becoming AWLI members and accepting new AWLI members;
• organize and carry out of AWLI General meetings and other AWLI activities or events;
• fundraise;
• PR or raising awareness on behalf of the AWLI;
• submitting AWLI Reports on its activities to AWLI members and their informing about occurring changes in the AWLI management

5.7. The Coordination Board meeting is considered legal when not less than two thirds of all the Coordination Board members take place in its meeting. The decisions are made when not less than 50% of the Coordination Board members voted for it.
5.8. The AWLI Coordinators are being elected for a period of two years. One AWLI Coordinator must be selected from Jogorku Kenesh (i.e. Kyrgyz Parliament) current members out of candidates recommended by the Kyrgyz Parliament members. The second AWLI Coordinator is selected from the AWLI members representing a civil society, and a candidate to this post must be first suggested by an initiative group of members, and then this candidate should be approved by the current AWLI Board.
5.9 The AWLI Coordinators:
• coordinate activities of the AWLI and Working Groups;
• organize and carry out the AWLI activities and events (conferences, meetings etc.);
• sign minutes and decisions of the AWLI General meetings;
• call the AWLI Coordination Board meetings and supervise them,
• consider and approve programs of the AWLI Working Groups;
• organize work aimed at execution of the AWLI decisions;
• represent the AWLI in state, public, international or other organizations;
• report to the AWLI members about their activities annually

5.10. Operational activities of the AWLI are carried out through work of the Working Groups. The Working Groups are formed from the AWLI members and work upon contemporary main AWLI activities. Working Groups can be created as temporary short-term bodies.
5.11. The direction of main activity of a Working Group, its organization structure and its head are to be approved by the AWLI General meeting for 2 years. Working Groups are open for new AWLI members.
5.12. The AWLI members who belong to a relevant Working Group may suggest candidates for a position of a Head of the Working Group.
5.13. Heads of the AWLI Working Groups become members of the AWLI Coordination Board.
5.14. Head of a Working Group is responsible for the Working Group activities and in charge of development of strategic, operational and other action plans and reports.
5.15. Head of a Working Group:
• coordinates the Working Group activities, organizes and carries out its activities and events,
• signs minutes and decisions made by the Working Group,
• calls meetings of the Working Group,
• organizes work to execute decisions of the AWLI Coordination Board;
• notify members of the Working Group about dates, place and agenda for meetings.
5.16. The AWLI may have the following Working Groups
• Policies and State Administration;
• Economics and Access to Resources;
• Prevention of Violence and Human trafficking;
• Social Issues and Culture

5.17. Activity of the Alliance and Working groups should contain following obligatory components:
• work with youth (attraction of young experts and politicians, preceptorship, etc.)
• cooperation with mass-media

5.18. Working groups carry out gender examination of laws and bills, prepare the analytical, information, survey and other materials necessary for realisation of the purposes and problems of the Alliance.
5.19. The member of the Alliance can take part in activity of Working groups but only in one of them - with the casting vote right.
5.20. The member of the Alliance can be selected only in one of directing bodies, i.e. the co-ordinator of the Alliance or the head of one of Working groups.
5.21. Members of the Alliance being members of Working group of the Alliance nominate a nominee/nominee to an office the head of Working group which affirms on General meeting.
5.22. Activity of Working group of the Alliance is regulated by the decision of its members within the limits of Alliance activity. The decision of Working group of the Alliance is accepted by the simple majority of voices of present members.
5.23. All members of the Alliance, including co-ordinators and heads of Working groups, work on a voluntary basis except for the responsible secretary.
5.24. As the responsible secretary enter:
• conducting organizational-technical questions on Alliance activity;
• informing of members of the Alliance on plans and Alliance strategy, about the realised actions and their results, about the spent companies after protection of the rights and advancement of interests, about parliamentary hearings, about process of entering of amendments in legislative processes, about training and training;
• conducting reports of sessions of the Alliance.


VI. Receiving or Discontinuing the Alliance Membership

6.1. Receiving the Alliance Membeship is made on the basis of a written application
6.2. The member of the Alliance can voluntary discontinue this organization membership after having notified about it in writing
6.3. Members of the Alliance can be excluded from this organization membership in case of realisation of actions contradicting with the purposes, problems and principles of activity of the Alliance. The decision on this case shoud be approved by the majority of pro voices of the Alliance members.


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