Country Turkmenistan
Year 2021
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The sample survey “Health and Status of a Woman in the Family in Turkmenistan” was conducted in 2020 as part of the implementation of objectives of the first National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for 2015-2020. Conducting this survey is an important step for Turkmenistan, both in terms of researching the issue and in terms of developing national capacity to conduct sociological surveys based on the international methodological standards. The survey was carried out with the technical support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with funding from the Government of Turkmenistan and support from the international organizations (UNFPA, the European Union and the British Embassy in Turkmenistan). The survey organizers thank Aysel Vazirova, UNFPA International Expert, for technical support in the use of methodology, training of interviewers and development of this report. 

Collecting and analysing data on violence against women, as well as on women's and children's health is essential in order to facilitate the development and implementation of state policy, to stimulate in-depth scientific research and to raise public awareness on the issue. This analysis is also important for the fulfillment of Turkmenistan's international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and monitoring the progress within the framework of the national agenda on achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report contains information about the methodology of the survey and the main findings.

Source of Information

Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, and UNFPA, 2021. Health and Status of a Woman in the Family in Turkmenistan. Report on the results of the national sample survey. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.