Report submitted by Kyrgyzstan

Education is dealt with on several occasions (points 43, 61, 79, 80 81), yet there's no mention of Human Rights Education.

43. The Constitution provides for the responsibility of society as a whole for caring for families and children, and it specifies that responsibility for children and their education is the natural right and civil duty of parents and that the State must ensure the support, instruction and education of orphans and children whose parents have lost custody. Child labour is prohibited, as is forced labour for adult citizens, except in the event of war, in the context of addressing the consequences of natural disasters, epidemics and other unusual circumstances, and in cases of enforcement of a court sentence.

61. [...] promotion of gender equality, ensuring gender balance at all
decision-making levels, introducing a gender perspective in the socio-economic sphere, focusing on gender aspects of health and health care, promoting gender equality in education and culture, reducing gender violence and raising public awareness of issues of gender equality.

79. The Constitution provides that every Kyrgyz citizen has the right to education. General basic education is compulsory and free, and everyone has the right to education in State and municipal schools. The State establishes the conditions for all citizens to receive preschool and basic education and to learn the State language and two foreign languages. Every citizen may choose between schooling that is either free of charge or on a paying basis.

80. The Education Act, the Preschool Education Act and the Elementary Vocational Education Act define basic policy principles in the area of preschool education and child development and the legal, organizational and financial foundations of the country’s preschool educational system.

81. Budgetary expenditure for supporting and developing the educational system grew perceptibly over the period 2001–2008. Its share of GDP increased 1.5 times over that period and accounted for six per cent of GDP in 2008. Vocational education provides training for occupations in demand on the labour market. There are 110 educational
establishments, including 103 secondary schools, one college and six secondary schools in prisons. 

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