Tajikistan: OSCE Promotes Gender Equality Dialogue


A roundtable event of the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians in Tajikistan to discuss the “Law on State guarantees of equal rights for men and women and equal opportunities for its implementation” took place on 14 March 2023 in Dushanbe. The event was jointly organized by the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe.

Some 35 representatives, including 32 female participants, of the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians, the Union of Women Judges, and the Association of Women’s Councils in the Ministry of Internal Affairs attended the event. They discussed the implementation of the law, collected proposals from the three women’s caucuses and relevant state entities regarding challenges in the law’s implementation, and made recommendations for its amendment.

Opening the workshop, Tea Jaliashvili, Acting Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe said: “Tajikistan has adopted many laws and state programs on gender equality and the OSCE has put its modest contribution to these developments and the formation of women’s caucuses in the Parliament of Tajikistan, Courts as well as the Ministry of Interior.”

“Equality is the guarantee of a prosperous society in every country. It is a guarantee of peace and stability in society, as it implies fairness and objectivity of society to each citizen. The Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan have adopted several regulatory legal acts and decisions that promote equal participation of men and women in all spheres of the country’s development”, said Dilrabo Mansuri, Deputy Chairperson of Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan (the Lower Chamber of Tajikistan’s Parliament).

In the fall of 2023, the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians will hold a parliamentary hearing on the implementation of gender equality-related laws and provisions and include the results of the roundtable in order to share feedback and challenges identified during the discussion with the entire Parliament.

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