Kazakhstan: OSCE Meeting on Women’s Rights
Friday, December 26, 2008 12:59 PM

In Kazakhstan on 11 December 2008, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), OSCE’s Center in Astana, and an international non-governmental organization, Equitas, sponsored a round-table meeting on ways to improve women’s rights monitoring and reporting in the country. The meeting covered issues raised by the United Nation (UN)’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, including increasing women’s representation in politics, addressing violence against women, combating trafficking of girls and women, and rural women’s issues. Kazakhstan’s next report to the Committee is due in 2011.

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Compiled from: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Press Release: OSCE Meeting Focuses on Monitoring and Reporting on Women's Rights in Kazakhstan (11 December 2008).