March 27 will be held the round table on results of implementation of the “Expansion of Opportunities of Girls in the Turkestan Region” project

Press announcement

Dear journalists,

Do you know that:
in the world every fifth girl is married or enters informal marriage before achievement of the eighteen-anniversary?
in Kazakhstan in 2017 from all women who married 11% of women married aged till 19?

The Turkestan region is included into the five of areas with the highest percentage share of girls of 15-19 years consisting in official or informal marriage (9.3%)?
Marriage in which one or both spouses – minors, are called children’s marriage.

We invite you to the Round table during which we will share with you results of implementation of the “Expansion of the Rights of Girls in the Turkestan Region” project which is carried out by UNFPA together with British Embassy in Astana.

What you learn on the Round table:
• We will tell about implementation of the project

• Share results of carrying out training among teachers and pupils of schools in the updated valeology course with the new heads devoted to family values, equality of men and women, prevention of violence and early and compulsory marriages.

• Provide the special video about gender stereotypes shot in Turkestan

When: March 27, 2019 at 14:00

Where: The international Kazakh-Turkish university of Hodzhi Ahmed Yasavi – MKTU of H.A. Yasavi, the Senate Hall. Address: Turkestan, B. Sattarkhanova Ave., 29

For accreditation we ask to contact the public relations specialist Dina Teltayeva by ph. 696 538 or by