Voicing Women Successes to Empower the Community
08 Jan 2018 by Nazik Avlyakulova
Women around the world still face discrimination and stigma despite all the progress and acknowledgement of female contribution into the growth of the global and national economies. Women are vastly expected to perform traditional roles as housewives and child bearers, which in turn places them into the vulnerable groups of the population depended on the income brought by other members of the family.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2017, UNDP in Turkmenistan brought together national partners and UN staff to talk about the role and successes of women in local communities. During the Interactive Dialogue on Women Empowerment, 6 female representatives of private and public sector, academia and international organizations, shared their stories of success and overcoming the hardships.
“It is vital that we have roles models to follow and that we identify them within our smaller communities. These are the people who inspire and drive change and who are backing up the societal developments,” stated Aysenem Tuylieva during her performance.
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