Tashkent, 3 March 2023 (TDI): A symposium on “Women in the SCO space: mutually beneficial cooperation” was organized on March 3 by the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan in association with the SCO Center for Public Diplomacy.
The conference aimed to promote mutual collaboration among the women’s institutions of the SCO countries and examine the growing importance of women in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Heads of women’s organizations from the SCO countries, representatives from industry, culture, research, and education, as well as the Senate and Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, attended the event.
The importance of gender equality and its effects on economic growth, democratization, and social stability in the SCO states was emphasized by conference attendees.
They also talked about the difficulties women experience in the area and the need to establish legal standards to safeguard and uphold women’s rights in SCO member states.
The Plan for achieving gender equality in Uzbekistan until 2030 was cited as an illustration of an effective legal framework to raise women’s status.
In this context, the targeted efforts the country has made to support women’s leadership, reproductive health, employment, and safety from gender-based violence were acknowledged by the participants.
Furthermore, they highlighted Uzbekistan’s effective execution of a housing program for socially vulnerable populations.
The conference placed a strong emphasis on the value of expanding knowledge sharing & collaboratively creating cutting-edge strategies for defending women’s rights & legitimate interests. It also underscored expanding their participation in sociopolitical issues and scientific endeavors.
Aside from that, participants resolved to protect women’s rights and interests based in large part on the extensive utilization of best practices and ideas from SCO member states in the area of assistance for women.
Attendees also discussed how to encourage youth movements and women’s organizations to actively participate in forums for women that are frequently planned by the SCO.
They arrived at a conclusion by formulating pertinent recommendations and proposals that will serve as the basis for the creation of new projects and programs.
This will protect the rights and interests of women, ensure gender equality, and promote women’s leadership and entrepreneurship in the SCO space.
The conference on “Women in the SCO space: mutually beneficial collaboration” was a success in providing a forum for experience sharing.
It helped to coordinate initiatives aimed at enhancing state legislation and policy to better support the operation of the social security system for women.