Ms. Saadat Baigazieva

Ms. Saadat Baigazieva is youth activism coordinator at Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ, an organization dedicated to strengthening women’s rights, advancing social inclusion, and combating all forms of oppression, including sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia in Kyrgyzstan. She and her colleagues have engaged with local youth communities and civil society organizations to meaningfully participate at different levels of decision-making processes to ensure that national youth policies are human rights–based and gender-sensitive. She is also a member of the UN Women Civil Society Board, where she works to mainstream youth issues and ensure an equal representation of different communities in all UN women’s programs in Kyrgyzstan. During her fellowship, Ms. Baigazieva is focusing on building strong, inclusive youth-led movements through community ownership and issue-based partnerships, and is organizing online discussions on social inclusion and diversity within youth movements. Following her fellowship, she plans to develop an outreach strategy to encourage Kyrgyz youth networks and organizations to become engaged participants of the World Youth Movement for Democracy.