Country Turkmenistan
Year 2015 - 2020
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The first National Action Plan for Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for 2015-2020 (NAP) was approved by the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on 22 January 2015. The preparation of the NAP was carried out within the framework of the recommendations of the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The NAP is a comprehensive policy document that defines the goals and strategic aspects of promoting gender balance in various aspects of women's lives. The NAP consists of 14 main objectives and more than 60 activities. One of the objectives is to analyze the legislation of Turkmenistan for the possible adoption of legislation criminalizing gender-based violence, conduct a survey on the spread, causes and consequences of all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence.

Main tasks of the NAP include:
- Raising awareness on gender issues
- Further improvement of the legislation of Turkmenistan in the field
- Gender equality
- Further strengthening of the national mechanism for the promotion of women's rights
- Change and eradicate stereotypes
- Identification of priority areas in the fight against all forms of violence against women
- Increased representation of women
- Promotion of equal opportunities for women
- Women and education
- Women and employment
- Access to health services
- Reproductive health education
- Women in institutions
- Gender equality in the family
- Data collection, monitoring and evaluation of NAP results


Source of Information

Turkmenistan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p. 3, 26-27, 30.

For more information: Assessment of National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan (UNFPA)