Promotion of measures to nationalize and localize gender-related Sustainable Development Goals

Under this name on November 3-14, 2019 in the building

the meeting was organized by UN-Women in Kazakhstan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, National Commission on Women ‘s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan

The content of the Programme was very rich. Speakers were invited from different countries

The high level of meeting highlights the composition of the high individuals who opened the event:

Ms. Norimasa Shimomura, Permanent Coordinator of the United Nations in Kazakhstan; Ms. Blerta Sela, Deputy Regional Director of UN-Women for Europe and Central Asia; Ms. Elena Tarasenko, Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Women ‘s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan; Mr. Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Minister of Kazakhstan.

Four sessions were then held on the programme.

Session I. Achieving gender equality in the light of the nationalization of SDGs in Central Asian countries.

Moderator: Elena Tarasenko, Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Women and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Topics for discussion: National experiences in implementing gender SDGs, challenges and solutions. Opportunities for integration in addressing women ‘s empowerment issues in the region. Identify gaps, challenges and opportunities for country-specific implementation of gender-related SDGs

Speakers: Ms. Shaharbanu Jacupova, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Economic Research JSC under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Ms. Rosa Bekmatova, Director of the Gender Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan; Ms. Shirin Rashidova, Chairman of the NGO Council NIHOL, Uzbekistan; Ms. Aliya Galimov, Chairperson of the Civil Society Affairs Committee of the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Ms. Rice Changchai, UN Gender and Governance Programme Specialist – Women in Indonesia (Gender and SDGs in Asia Pacific, recommendations for localizing indicators and integrating gender into nationalizations


Session II. Integration of gender-related SDGs into national and local development strategies and programmes. Gender data for qualitative evaluation and monitoring of gender-related SDGs

Moderator: Elena Dudinova, Doctor at Kazakhstan state university after Al-Farabi

Topics for discussion: Role of gender statistics in the implementation of the principle of SDGs “Leave no one behind.” Introduction of a gender approach into the system of national planning taking into account the nationalization of SDGs. Establishment of national mechanisms to promote the production and use of gender-sensitive indicators of SDGs.

Speakers: Ms. Ainur Dosanova, Head of the Department of Statistics of the SDG of the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Development of Kazakhstan,Ms. Nurgul Janaeva, President of the Women ‘s NGO Forum, Kyrgyzstan; Mr. Habibulo Murodhuzhayev, Director of the Department of Statistics for Social and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ms. Bibigul Umbetova, Secretary of the Regional Commission on Women ‘s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the akim of Kyzylorda region; Ms. Nazgul Shyngysova, Doctor of Philology, Professor, UNESCO Department of Journalism and Communication

Session III. Decisions on the empowerment of women, including access to quality services for socially vulnerable categories of women, taking into account their needs and requirements in order to implement the principle of “Leave no woman and girl behind”

Moderator: Natalia Plotnikov, Chairman of OP “Opa – Singilar,” community of women with disabilities, Uzbek

Discussion topics: Importance of inclusion in the solution of gender problems of the country for the implementation of SDGs. Integration of a gender perspective in social projects and programs in the light of the implementation of the principle of SDGs “Leave no one behind.” Joint solutions in ensuring access of socially vulnerable categories of women to a qualitative level of life. Tools and mechanisms for evaluating the implementation of gender-related SDGs by public organizations

Speakers: Ms. Tatiana Eggplanskaya, Programme Coordinator, Shyrak Association of Women with Disabilities, Kazakhstan; Ms. Asel Myrzabekova, National Consultant/Expert on Gender and Strengthening of Rural Women, FAO, Kyrgyzstan; Ms. Heroda Bobozhonova, Executive Director, Public Organization MIR – Workshop of Initiatives for Development, Tajikistan; Ms. Asiya Hayrullina, Chairman of the Board of the League of Women of Creative Initiative, Kazakhstan; Ms. Lyazat Askarov, Executive Director of EXPO & WOMEN, Kazakh

Session IV. Achieving Gender-Related SDGs through Business Sector Participation in Women ‘s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Moderator: Adele Anuarbekova, UN national consultant – women

Topics for discussion: Women ‘s Empowerment in Business Sectors. Women ‘s Economic Opportunities with Respect to SDG Principle “Leave No One Behind.” UN Women ‘s Tool “WEPs Principles.” Gender Finance Projects: Successful Experiences (EBRD, Damu, IFC)

Speakers: Mr. Murat Bapayev, Director of the Department of International Cooperation of Damu Entrepreneurship Development Fund; Mr. Eugene Son, Coordinator of the program of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Women in Business.

Business: Mr. Oleg Zotov, HRD APPLECity Distributors; Ms. Sholpanay Kudaibergenova, General Director of Russell Bedford; Ms. Clara Abdrahmanova, Executive Director of Green Technology Industries, Shymkent; Ms. Khalida Azhorizova, Human Rights Lawyer, Independent Expert

On the second day, groups discussed issues and objectives of Goal 5: 5.1; 5.4 and 5.a. This was discussed and decided in three groups to identify further steps to achieve the Goals with a view to the effective implementation of the gender Goals

5.4 Unpaid work and economic empowerment of women in rural regions

5.5 Women ‘s participation in politics and at all levels of decision-making

5.a Special economic rights and opportunities for socially vulnerable women.


The groups were led by: Ms. Asel Myrzabekova, National Consultant/Expert on Gender and Strengthening of Rural Women, FAO, Kyrgyzstan (target 5.4), Ms. Dina Amrisheva, UN Programme Specialist – Women, Kazakhstan (target 5.5), Ms. Mahabbat Yespenova, Executive Director of OF KAMEDA EDA.

I specifically listed all names so that dear readers know who can be considered experts in Kazakhstan and Central Asia on the topic of gender-related ЦУР-2030.

In this publication, I would like to draw your attention to the following.

The UNN Resolution states that the Sustainable Development Programme 2030 cannot be implemented without the participation of women.
What do you mean, gender-related Goals? This also means that the theme of gender equality, identified as Goal 5, is a significant and cross-cutting feature of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which is key to realizing the rights of women and girls and accelerating progress across the SDGs.
In the structure of all 242 indicators, SDGs are 53 considered gender-related. This means that they are either targeted at women and girls in the SDGs 5 or disaggregated by sex or address gender equality as the primary goal
So dear friends! We will gradually increase our level of competence in the SDG-2030 as a whole, and we will understand such peculiarities as the generated-oriented SDGs.

In the framework of the meeting, very interesting questions were raised about ways to solve them with a view to achieving sustainable development of the whole world: from the family, education of girls and boys, problems of socially vulnerable groups, to mechanisms of women ‘s advancement to the level of decision-making in politics, executive power, in the management of the corporate sector, etc.

The meeting was useful for all: organizers, secretaries of commissions to women ‘s affairs in akim of regions, representatives of NGOs, education.


At this meeting, information about our Public Institute “SDG-2030 Leaders among Rural Women of Kazakhstan” was presented, but about it in the next publication.

Material prepared by Lyazat Askarova






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