Project team meeting with the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development of KR and the head of the department on gender issues of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of KR.
At the initial stage of the project, a meeting was organized with the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Zhanyl Ishenbekovna and Head of the Department of Gender Affairs of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development Roza Kubatalievna.
At the meeting, Zulfiya Kochorbaeva, director of the Social Technologies Agency, spoke about areas of cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development under the project.
She also reported that the project will assist in the development and introduction of gender-sensitive journalism standards in Kyrgyzstan to support the implementation of task 31.3 of the National Action Plan to achieve gender equality for 2018-2020.
The Project will also work to improve coordinated interdepartmental interaction to prevent and respond to gender-based discrimination and violence at the national and local levels through capacity building of responsible gender issues (GBV) ministries and organizing the work of committees on protection and defense against domestic violence at the community level.
Zhanyl Ishenbekovna and Roza Kubatalievna noted the relevance of the project objectives and expressed their willingness to cooperate and thanked for their future contribution to the development of gender policy in the country. They noted that the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, as the authorized body in the sphere of gender policy, will be actively involved in promoting standards of gender-sensitive journalism and capacity building of ministries and agencies responsible for gender issues.
Project “DatkAim – Promote Gender Equality in the New” is implemented by NGO “Agency of Social Technologies” and Center for Creative Creativity Centro per lo sviluppo creativo Danilo Dolci with the support of the European Union in Kyrgyzstan.