Currently the world’s female population constitutes 49.5%, but according to the WHO, violence against women remains a serious and widespread problem and begins at an alarmingly early age. The “Beam of Light” Initiative is the world’s largest targeted program to end all forms of violence against girls and women, as part of a multi-year global partnership between the European Union and the United Nations.

On November 18-20, in Almaty city, the Republic of Kazakhstan, there was held a Forum dedicated to gender policy issues was held, in which youth organizations from Central Asia.

At the Forum, with a report on the experience of the Republic of Uzbekistan in ensuring the rights and interests of women and gender equality, protecting the family, motherhood and childhood, developing women's entrepreneurship, creating new jobs, improving working and living conditions for women, preventing oppression and violence against them , the senior lecturer of the Department of Social and Humanitarian Disciplines of the Branch of Russian State University of Oil and Gas (NRU) named after I.M. Gubkin in Tashkent Lukhmanova Zarina Talibovna.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.M. Mirziyoyev pays great attention to the issues of social protection of women in the country, whose number currently accounts for 17 million.

Five initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were presented to the participants of the forum, in particular, an established system of work with mahallas, families, women, girls, young entrepreneurs, mothers-keepers of the family hearth. Separately, Zarina Lukhmanova’s presentation focused on the large-scale measures being taken to ensure the rights and interests of women and gender equality.

Over the past four years, 2 laws, 6 decrees and resolutions of the President have been adopted in this area. A new Committee on Women and Gender Equality has been formed in the Senate. Today, about 1.4 thousand women hold leadership positions at the republican and regional levels, more than 43 thousand - at the district and city levels.

Great opportunities have been created for girls to receive a quality education, acquire a profession and work. Women make up 48 percent of the total student body. According to the procedure introduced last year, 950 girls in need of social protection were enrolled in higher educational institutions on the basis of state grants.

The Social and Humanitarian Disciples” Department