This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to issues such as process and control, education, training and skills and development, and their use to enhance opportunities for human development. Read more
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation processes, and provide detailed checklists for reference when analyzing legislation and its implementation. Read more
This report evaluates the outcomes of the UNDP Semipalatinsk Programme, which aimed at alleviating poverty and raising living standards among women, small-scale entrepreneurs and rural people in the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan. Read more
This report provides a detailed analysis of the status of women in Kazakhstan. It reveals the causes of gender inequality and discusses the institutional mechanisms that have been developed to protect and improve the status of women in the country. This report serves as a resource for government agencies, NGOs, and political parties working to promote gender equality in Kazakhstan. Read more
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and budgets, improving statistical development, and increasing national civil service capacities. Read more
52 candidates competeing for 16 Senate seats have been registered as of end of July for the August 19 election. The total number of contenders, both registered and unregistered, was 96. Only 4 candidates were women.
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About 100 high-level government officials, parliamentary deputies and representatives of non-governmental and international organizations discussed last week Kazakhstan's efforts to eliminate discrimination against women during a meeting co-organized by the OSCE Centre in Astana.
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President Nursultan Nazarbayev is developing programs which will help women to hold leading positions in politics, business and civil society. Prime Minister Karim Massimov has made it public- said Prime Minister Karim Massimov
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On April 3rd, Kazakhstan will hold presidential elections. Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Nursultan Abishevich NAZARBAYEV Head of Government: Prime Minister Karim MASIMOV Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 39 seats and the House of Representatives (Mazhilis) with 107 seats. Description of electoral system: The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 7-year term. The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament. In the Senate, 7 members are appointed to serve 6... Read more
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Nursultan Nazarbayev Head of Government: Prime Minister Karim Massimov Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 39 seats and the House of Representatives (Mazhilis) with 107 seats. Description of electoral system: The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 7-year term. The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the Parliament. In the Senate, 7 members are appointed by the president to serve 6-year terms and 32 members are... Read more
Men still hold most of the power in Kazakhstan, despite a commitment by the government that women will hold 30 percent of decision-making roles at all levels of government by 2016.
Only 11 percent of parliamentarians are female. And while women make up 58 percent of the civil service — and about 52 percent of the population — less than 9 percent of them hold high-level positions. In local governments, 10 percent of decision-making positions are held by women.
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This report describes the processes and challenges faced by the Central Asian countries moving towards creating gender equality in governance. It focuses on the following three main areas: economic empowerment through gender responsive labor legislation; implementation of gender responsive social security legislation; and gender aspects of land tenure and land entitlement. Read more
Pavlodar Regional School of Management in collaboration with UNDP Kazakhstan and support of UNDEF held a series of trainings for women, rural youth, and people with disabilities on participation in elections, electoral law and its practice.
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This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:
1. What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and others( in ways that are gender-responsive? What are opportunities and challenges in this respect? What further measures are recommended to strengthen the capacities of women’s caucuses to promote gender equality and sustainable, equitable development in their daily work? What specific measures are recommended that target young women leaders as future... Read more