“Achieving the goals and objectives of the National Action Plan will bring positive changes in women's rights and, in many respects will assist the Government of Turkmenistan in meeting its international obligations to ensure the equal rights of men and women," said Mr. Amandurdy Arabov, Director of the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, as this week the Government presented the new National Action Plan (NAP) on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for the period 2015-2020.
ASHGABAT – Traditional views of their role in society have often kept women in Turkmenistan from experiencing the equal rights promised by the country’s laws. Women are seen primarily as mothers, responsible for childcare in families, and employed in low-paid jobs – stereotypes that have hindered their access to equal opportunities in education and the workforce, and put them at risk of violence in the home.
The State of World Population (SWOP) 2014 Report titled “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future” was launched in Ashgabat on 16 December at the Yyldyz Hotel.
Turkmen delegation has participated at the Third Forum of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, organized by UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
A new UNFPA factsheet provides an overview of the key issues of concern regarding young people across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while a new brochure focusing on the Commonwealth of Independent States offers a statistical portrait of youth in that region.
Gynaecologists and obstetricians in Turkmenistan will be better equipped to detect early stages of Cervical Cancer following their participation in training on Colposcopy of cervical cancer.