Turkmenistan presented the results of the first national survey on the health and status of women in the family in the country.
The survey was conducted with the support of the United Nations Population Fund based on WHO methodology, based on data from 3,500 households across the country.
It is expected that the research data will be used to monitor and accelerate national progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identify strategies to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in line with the National Gender Equality Action Plan 2021-2025.
According to the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, Dmitriy Shlapachenko, reliable and accessible data on gender equality are key to the quality implementation and monitoring of progress towards the SDGs.
This year, Turkmenistan, as a member of the Commission on the Status of Women, submitted its sixth periodic report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). In this regard, the publication of a national survey is one of the Committee's key recommendations.
In her address to the participants, the Head of the UNFPA Office in Turkmenistan, Ayna Seyitliyeva, assured that UNFPA will give priority to supporting the improvement of legislation and the promotion of positive gender norms in society in partnership with the UN Country Team and international development partners.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper