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Assessment of National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan



Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 7 November 2019 – The Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan with technical support of UNFPA have initiated the assessment of ongoing National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for 2015 – 2020 (NAPGE). NAPGE is a major policy document stating country priorities for the achievement of gender equality. The assessment of the NAPGE will determine achieved results, identify factors that contributed to success or complications, highlight stakeholders’ inputs, pinpoint the challenges and gaps in order to strategically plan gender equality actions for forthcoming future.


From November 4th to 7th, 2019, Ms. Aysel Vazirova, UNFPA international expert provided independent assessment of the NAPGE. She evaluated implementation and results in order to generate recommendations for the next actions to advance gender equality in the light of CEDAW recommendations and SDG commitments. The assessment will inform the Government of Turkmenistan regarding the decision about developing a new National Action Plan on Gender Equality for 2021-2025. Hence, the assessment represents a strategic importance for determining relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the NAPGE results.


The assessment results will be used to further improve public policy in the field of gender equality and the protection of women's rights in accordance with the national development priorities and international obligations of Turkmenistan. The NAPGE helped to advance gender policies including the new gender-sensitive Constitution (2016), new Law on State Guarantees of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men (2015), nationalization of the SDGs including the SDG5 on Gender Equality and the start of the National Survey on Health and Status of a Woman in the Family.


Initially, NAPGE was developed by the Working Group under Interagency Commission on international obligations of Turkmenistan in the area of human rights and humanitarian law in close consultations and technical guidance of UNFPA and expert support in the design and development of the Plan. UNFPA continues to provide technical assistance because achieving gender equality is an integral part of the state policy of Turkmenistan.






For more information, please contact:


Dovran Yamatov

Program Analyst on Population Dynamics and Gender

Tel: (+99312) 488325