Kazakhstan's Gender Policy: Problems and Prospects
The purpose of this paper is to review, analyze and identify the suitability of Kazakh gender policy to the changes taken place in the society and to suggest necessary changes. After meticulous review of germane literature, the researchers applied an analytical approach which focuses on analyzing the Kazakh's gender policy and its issuance guidelines based on the present requirement of the society. Even though the policy has introduced with astonishing prudence, present day's living trends in the society imperatively require some notable modifications which protects the rights of women and minority sections of the society. Kazakh gender policy requires some up-gradations which flawlessly support the lifestyles of the feminine community. In the context of human resources development, the empowerment of women is of paramount importance. It has already proved that in any country where a high degree of gender equality is greater in terms of both opportunities and benefits, there is absolutely high economic growth and prevails better quality of life. Addressing gender inequalities and women empowerment is the prime concern to any country in every part of the globe. In 2000 the majority of UN member states adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to enhance the advancement and empowerment of women and to promote gender equality. Women around the world are struggling for their human rights. Globally, there has been a gradual positive change in terms of advancement of the status and role of women, the reduction of their inequality, democratization and humanization and the creation of equal opportunities for women and men.
2. Kazakhstan Gender Policy