Central Asian Gender Context

Central Asian Gender Context
13.04.2022 11:01, —
 Analytics, reports

Recommendations for Transforming Interventions to Achieve Gender Equality in Rural Communities

Review of discussion seminar results.
LGACA, DPI, Bishkek. 2022.

Challenge for parties interested in achieving gender equality in Central Asian countries today is to find ways to absorb universal values, and to do so it is necessary to answer a question of whether there is a specific, Central Asian regional model for strengthening women's participation in local development and governance, which includes region-specific accelerating factors for the process.

This review has so far only been able to formulate some specific features of the regional gender context, based on an analysis of which recommendations are provided to stakeholders on how best to adapt, improve and disseminate working models to support women to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The review is addressed to government authorities at national and sub-national (local) government levels, civil society organizations, and development partners in four Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The review may contain controversial findings, but its purpose was not so much to provide unequivocal answers to all questions about gender equality in the region, but rather to raise relevant questions, without answers to which achieving gender equality in the region would be difficult. The review is also intended to serve as an impetus for organizing and conducting ethnogender studies in the region based on an interdisciplinary approach that combines knowledge from sociology, history, psychology, demography, art history, linguistics and other disciplines that directly or indirectly deal with gender behavior issues. From this point of view the review is also addressed to the scholarly and research communities.