A two-day workshop on integrating a gender perspective was held on August 2-3, 2022 in the Avaza National Tourist Zone in the city of Turkmenbashi. The event, organized by the OSCE Center in Ashgabat within the framework of the project "Strengthening the capacity of the State Border Guard Service of Turkmenistan", was attended by representatives of the relevant state bodies of the country, international and national experts.
During the seminar, the participants got acquainted with the gender aspects of national legislation that guarantee equality between women and men in all areas, as well as with the implementation of the National Action Plan of Turkmenistan on gender equality for 2021-2025. During the discussions, it was noted that Turkmenistan, being a full member of the UN, in accordance with international conventions and national legislation in this area, integrates a gender perspective into national programs and strategies, and empowers women.
The OSCE Center in Ashgabat partners with national legislative and human rights institutions, civil society organizations and trade unions in advancing gender equality by providing expert and legal advice to relevant national authorities and stakeholders in Turkmenistan responsible for implementing gender equality commitments. Thus, on July 29, the Center organized an online seminar on the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in protecting women's rights and promoting gender equality, which was attended by representatives of the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkmenistan.