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11/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2020 09:44

OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan launches series of online seminars on gender equality and human rights in Kazakhstan

An OSCE-supported seminar on introduction to gender perspectives and women's human rights, organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, concluded on 20 November 2020.

The seminar was designed to broaden the participants' understanding of the key notions of gender, the tools and strategies of promoting gender equality, as well as women's political and economic participation at decision-making levels. Participants enhanced their knowledge on national and international legal instruments for enhancing gender equality. They were familiarized with the concept of gender mainstreaming as a tool of social policy and learned different methods to implement this concept at regional and local levels.

Some 24 women attended the training. The event will be followed up by five similar seminars, from December 2020 through February 2021, covering topics of gender and the security sector, violence against women and girls, gendered language, and the media.

The event is part of the Programme Office's continuous efforts to support gender mainstreaming and economic empowerment initiatives in the host country.