From 21 to 25 August 2023, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (the Office) conducted a Gender Equality and Leadership Skills Summer School in Bahoriston, Sughd region. The event brought together 26 young women nominated by the Committee of Women and Family Affairs, the Committee of Youth and Sport and the seven registered political parties.
Discussion topics ranged from concepts of gender equality and leadership to the national and international legal frameworks on the empowerment of women. Three members of the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians held discussions with young women and shared best practices from their own experiences of entering into and participating in politics.
“It is a generally accepted axiom that the family and society play a decisive role in the formation of the individual and further personal growth. In this context, the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians, which includes a group of women deputies at the highest legislative level, supports all legislative initiatives concerning women,” said Surayo Dustmurodzoda, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economics and Finance, member of the Alliance of Women Parliamentarians.
Since 2017, the Office has hosted this annual summer school for youth in partnership with key institutions in Tajikistan. The Office will continue to support Tajikistan’s efforts to foster gender equality and promote women’s equal participation in public and political life.