A regional course on gender issues was held in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the British Embassy jointly organized training sessions on women’s participation in the peaceful resolution of military conflicts in Almaty. Representatives of the law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated as attendees.

Kazakhstan instructors of the Peacekeeping Training Centre of the Ministry of Defense made briefings at the course.

In contemporary realities, the comprehensive progress of States largely depends on ensuring women’s rights, creating the appropriate conditions for the full realization of their potential.

As the President K. Tokayev, noted at the global forum "Generation Equality", Kazakhstan has consistently pursued a progressive policy focused on supporting women. In 2021, a Decree on further human rights measures was signed. One of its main section is the promotion of gender equality. This year, the Head of State approved a Plan for further measures in the field of human rights and the rule of law to eliminate discrimination against women and to promote equal rights and opportunities for men and women.

The program also included reports by Maria Dotsenko, Head of the UN-Women representative office in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and an online briefing of a military consultant of the British Armed Forces on gender issues.

The regional course takes place from April 11 to 15 as part of execution of the Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions on women’s full and equal participation in conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, prevention of violence against women, raising awareness, enhancing collaboration with civil society on conflict prevention and women protection for the period of 2022-2025.