Turkmenistan, which regularly violates the rights of women, selected as a member of the UN Women

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry reports that on 20 April, 2021, in the course of the session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Turkmenistan was selected as a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for 2022-2024.

“The given resolution is coherent with the efforts of the Government of Turkmenistan to involve women in the socio-political, economic, social and cultural life of the country.

One of the significant national documents on the enhancement of the status of women is the National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 (signed in December 2020)”, – the Ministry reports.

UN-Women is an entity of the UN General Assembly established in 2010 with the view of improving the efficiency of the efforts of the UN System agencies working on the issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The agency serves as a leading body coordinating the work of the UN System on ensuring gender equality.

In 2018 the TIHR prepared the alternative report for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The examples of blatant discrimination include the ban on selling cigarettes to women, a refusal to issue or extend driving licenses to women, restrictions in the choice of clothes and make-up women can wear and use.

Based on this report as well as other documents, the UN Committee prepared a range of recommendations and questions for Turkmenistan, which were raised in July 2018 during the presentation of the official country report.The post Turkmenistan, which regularly violates the rights of women, selected as a member of the UN Women first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.

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