Winter school for Afghan student women
UN-Women in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the Center for Gender Economics Studies (GERC) at TSEU, will hold a joint EU-United Nations Development Program (UNDP) program on February 1-5, 2021 will hold a winter school for Afghan women studying in Uzbek universities.
The goal of the Winter School is to develop and enhance the educational potential of Afghan female students in the areas of gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, personal and professional development, social inclusion, peace, security, and leadership.
It is planned to hold the winter school in the form of interactive trainings on modules “Gender equality and women's rights”, “Women's economic empowerment” and “Peace and behavior change for the development of society and the country”. Guests from the private and public sectors of Uzbekistan will present master classes.
The knowledge gained will help Afghan students return to their homeland to promote gender equality, expand opportunities for new decent work, and increase the social and economic importance of women in society.
Earlier, in December 2020, the first group of 10 Afghan women began studying at the Tashkent State Agrarian University in the program of technical and vocational education in agronomy.
This was made possible by EU-funded and UNDP-funded educational grants for training in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, thanks to a cross-border initiative to support the economic opportunities of Afghan women.
The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Tashkent State Agrarian University are UNDP partners in Uzbekistan in the implementation of this initiative.
The Center for Gender Economics Studies (GERC) at TSEU was established in 2018 with the expert and financial support of the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan.