Corruption as one of the obstacles in combating gender-based violence

November 28, 2022

29 November 2022, the regional round table on gender issues kicks off in Tashkent. The purpose of the forthcoming meeting is to summarize the existing practices of law enforcement agencies in preventing and combating violence against women and girls in Central Asian countries. The event is part of the annual global campaign "The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence" in support of the main idea of the year "Together Ending Violence Against Women" and actions of organizations and movements for gender equality.

The event participants include representatives of internal affairs agencies, the prosecutor’s office, educational institutions of the ministries of internal affairs from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, experts from non-governmental organizations and representatives of the international community. The round table agenda includes reports and presentations from the representatives of the region on the legal aspects of defining gender-based violence in legislation, training of police officers to work with victims of violence and gender mainstreaming in the justice system, especially in law enforcement agencies in general, introduction of standard algorithms for dealing with survivors of violence, providing of statistical data on violence against women and perspectives of regional interaction of law enforcement representatives on exchange of experiences.

The event is organized by the Regional Programme of the "Spotlight" Initiative for the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan, UNDP Uzbekistan and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan.