The summit of women-speakers of the world’s parliaments to be held in Samarkand in 2022
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – On 13 October 2021, a delegation of Uzbekistan headed by the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Tanzila Narbayeva took part in the plenary session “Mission of women in the development of diplomacy of peace and trust: of the third Eurasian Women’s Forum in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
The meeting was attended by about 350 delegates from 110 countries, including women parliamentarians from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Gabon, Mozambique, Mongolia, Moldova, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Zimbabwe and Iran, representatives of executive bodies authorities, heads of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of the business community, public and academic organizations.
The plenary session of the Eurasian Women’s Forum was opened by the Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko.
The event discussed the consequences of the pandemic in the realization of women’s rights and opportunities, issues of ensuring gender equality, increasing the role of women in solving socio-economic and humanitarian problems, as well as strengthening international cooperation.
The Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Tanzila Narbaeva made a speech at the event. The head of the upper house of the parliament of Uzbekistan informed the participants in detail about the key results of reforms and transformations carried out under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, political initiatives, as well as a set of measures to empower women in the country.
It was noted that in Uzbekistan the implementation of gender policy and the protection of women’s rights are elevated to the rank of fundamental priorities of state policy.
The readiness of the Uzbek side was also expressed to share its experience in the field of promoting women’s rights and gender equality with the international community and to study the best practices of other countries in this direction.
The participants of the plenary session are invited to the next 14th Summit of Women Speakers of the world’s parliaments, which is planned to be held in 2022 in Samarkand.
The heads of delegations of other states who spoke during the event shared the experience of their countries in overcoming the consequences of the pandemic, protecting the rights and interests of women, promoting gender equality, achieving sustainable development, as well as the results of ongoing reforms.
Following the meeting, recommendations were developed to enhance gender equality.