NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh capital hosted the Women’s Summit for U.S. federal government trade alumnae on April 2, claimed Kazinform.
The event collected woman leaders in small business, technologies, media, and civil culture to talk about women’s empowerment and to foster collaboration to address societal issues.
Judy Kuo, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, pointed out that the assistance for Kazakh women of all ages in small business and entrepreneurship through a variety of plans is a precedence for the U.S. Embassy. The trade alumni of the National Alumni Network are “changemakers in their communities and the U.S. Embassy is happy to guidance their successes to benefit Kazakh communities.”
Aigul Kuspan, the Chairwoman of the Committee on International Affairs, Defense and Security of Mazhilis of Parliament, spoke about the achievements and issues of gender plan implementation. “Women’s empowerment is a priority on the Kazakh legislative measures. The government has made an institutional and regulatory framework for the productive implementation of gender coverage,” she said.
The Central Asian location nonetheless faces some problems linked to gender equality. “Women working are even now compensated considerably less than gentlemen. In Kazakhstan, women gain 25 p.c much less than men on typical. Twenty a long time ago, this figure stood at 38 percent,” Kuspan added.
Authorized safety of women of all ages and girls from violence also poses some complications, specially the avoidance of sexual harassment at workplace and domestic violence.
UN Ladies Consultant in Kazakhstan Maria Dotsenko welcomed Kazakhstan’s adoption of its 1325 Countrywide Motion Approach and latest abolition of the checklist of occupations prohibited for women, and stated a range of strategies to advertise gender equality and empowerment of gals and girls in the state. She called to make a women’s talent pool in Kazakhstan for further more appointment to management positions in the public services and welcomed the gender quota with a bare minimum threshold of 30% for girls in the quasi-general public sector that was launched very last 12 months.
Other troubles discussed at the conference included women’s empowerment in politics, the media, entrepreneurship, science and know-how.