Raya Kadyrova


Raisa “Raya” Kadyrova born Kyrgyzstan March 28, 1957. Kyrgyz peacemaker. Oversaw tolerance education project for UN High Commissioner of Refugees, 1993. Founding president of Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI), 1998. Promoted nonviolence in Central Asian republics, helping to defuse tensions during Batken War, 1999-2000.


“I would like Kyrgyzstan to become an example for peace, equality and tolerance in the entire region.” (No Women No Peace exhibition, 1000peacewomen; photo World People's Blog)