Seminar “Kazakhstan towards achieving SDGs 16.1. Can domestic violence be prevented? What is the role of family, education, law enforcement? “








Work continues on the project “Involvement of civil society institutions in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Kazakhstan,” implemented with the grant support of the Civil Initiatives Support Center of the Ministry of Information and Public Development of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-2030) according to the UN Resolution of September 25, 2015 and ratified by Kazakhstan.

The main task is to organize seminars with the participation of representatives of civil society, experts and interested state bodies on the implementation of the 16th UN SDGs in Kazakhstan on the following topical aspects: strong institutions, open government and combining the potential of state and public structures for the subsequent creation of favorable opportunities to achieve the SDGs.

Workshops will be held online using analytical tools to further apply them to the implementation of SDG16, Peace, Justice and Sustainable Institutions.

In preparation for this seminar, letters of invitation were previously sent to the Academy of Justice at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the police departments of 14 regions of Kazakhstan, to crisis centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to provide representatives of police departments, regional and district inspectors for the protection of women’s rights from violence, school police inspectors, mediators, representatives of the press service of regional departments. Answers to our letters are already coming to us and a general list of participants in the online seminar is being formed. From this we can conclude that our appeal has interested the organizations and that this topic is very relevant.

During August, our organization plans to hold three seminars with a general theme “Kazakhstan on the way to achieving 16.1″ Significantly reduce the prevalence of all forms of violence and reduce mortality rates from this phenomenon worldwide. ”

August 12, 16: 00-18: 30 “Is it possible to prevent domestic violence? What is the role of family, education, law enforcement? ”

August 19, 16: 00-18: 30 “Enforcement of the Law” On Combating Domestic Violence “- from prevention to toughening of punishment”

August 26, 16: 00-18: 30 “What are the solutions to reduce the prevalence of all forms of violence and reduce mortality from this phenomenon in Kazakhstan?”

Introducing the leaders and speakers of the online seminar

The seminar will be moderated by Yerzhan Myrzabayev, psychologist in the field of family and child psychology, Director of the Center for Family Welfare of, has experience in implementing projects to prevent violent extremism, using modern technologies to prevent violence among young people.


Lyazyat Askarova, Project Manager, Chairman of the Board of Expo & Women

Margarita Uskembayeva, public figure, President of the Institute of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities in Kazakhstan Public Fund, expert of the National Commission for Women and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, director of the ARASHA shelter for victims of domestic violence, Almaty

Baglan Aidarov is a doctoral student at Nazarbayev University, a graduate of the Security and Forensic Science Program at University College London (UCL) with a degree in Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism

Dina Oraz – poetess, writer, artist, journalist

Asel Abisheva – coordinator of Pavlodar branch “Ana Uyi” (Mother’s home).

Tatyana Rezvushkina – sociologist of the State University “Institute of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities of Kazakhstan,” Master of Sociology, doctoral student of KarSU named after E.A. Buketova

Maksutbek Aitmaganbet – Chairman of the Council of Fathers ROO since December 2019, the main work is the founder and general director of the Foundation for the Development of Educational Technologies

Author: Lyazyat Askarova

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