Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, July 31 / Trend H. Hasanov /
OSCE raises awareness on women's rights with law enforcement officials in Turkmenistan, OSCE said today.
The event, which was held by international and OSCE experts, emphasized in particular women's security issues, including migration, violence against women and domestic violence, as well as mechanisms to address women's security needs.
The participants were also informed about international treaties and other instruments covering these questions, as well as OSCE commitments for the promotion of gender equality.
"Gender equality is essential to ensure security and stability in society, and we believe that this seminar is an excellent platform for the exchange of experiences in addressing women's security in different OSCE participating States," Head of the OSCE Centre, Ambassador Ivo Petrov said.
The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, in co-operation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, organized the event to increase the participants' awareness about international standards on women's rights and practices by law enforcement agencies to tackle issues where gender equality questions need to be considered.
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