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Regional conference for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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90 parliamentarians, representatives of local government and public organizations from 11 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia took part in the regional conference held in Moldova, Kishinev. There were discussed issues related to women’s rights and roads to the complete participation of women in every aspect of life. 


In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, women’s representation in the lower houses of parliament averages 20 percent.iv Women’s representation in local elected office remains equally low,particularly in mayoral and leadership positions in local assemblies. Women represent just 15 percent of mayors.


Georgian delegation consisted of MPs Tinatin Bokuchava, Dimitri Tskitishvili, UN development program representative in Georgia – Maka Meshveliani and head of the NGO Women’s Information Center – Elene Rusetskaia.


The event will serve as a forum to exchange good practices on gender-responsive legislation and policy, promote coalition-building and focus on ways to address persisting and emerging challenges.



UNDP, UN Women and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) are organizing this regional conference with the support of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and in partnership with the Government of Sweden.





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