Kazakhstan concludes chairmanship of Dialogue of Women of Central Asia

Kazakhstan has concluded its chairmanship of the Dialogue of Women of Central Asia. The outcomes of the work were summed up at an international conference themed ‘Combating Gender-Based Violence in the Region: Exploring Efficient and Sustainable Collective Solutions’. At the meeting, participants issued a joint statement supporting the establishment of legislative and legal mechanisms for the protection and support of women. It was also announced that the chairmanship in this dialogue has been passed to Kyrgyzstan. During its one-year chairmanship, Kazakhstan addressed crucial issues such as the development of innovation and technology, global peace and security, climate change, and the roles of women and youth in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

“We focus on enhancing skills specifically in the field of digital technologies. For example, the Technovation Girls STEAM program is designed to increase women's knowledge in digitalization. We have implemented this regional UN development program, which can be considered a form of preventive diplomacy, in Kazakhstan, along with putting forward a series of proposals to enhance the literacy of women living in remote areas of the country,” said Zhuldyz Suleimenova, Member of the Mazhilis, the Lower House of the Kazakh Parliament. 

“I would like to highlight Kazakhstan’s success in uniting the efforts of all Central Asian states and women leaders from our nations in exchanging legislative initiatives in the field of gender equality. This includes implementing parliamentary oversight of government decisions and laws pertaining to women’s interests. Most importantly, it succeeded in uniting the efforts of non-governmental organizations. Furthermore, I believe that during Kazakhstan’s chairmanship, a significant achievement has been bringing our dialogue to the international level,” said Tanzila Narbaeva, Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.