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The GID Bureau was initiated by the UN Development Project in 1996 to promote equal gender rights in Kazakstan. It works with the Kazak government, parliament, agencies of the UN, and NGOs to accomplish the following:
- identify specific gender issues in Kazakstan;
- advocate the incorporation of this information in all government decision-making and policy implementation;
- establish gender-sensitive statistical databases;
- increase the proporation of women in policy-making positions; and
- ensure continuous monitoring of gender issues.
To this end, the bureau holds training courses and round tables for the government and NGO community, and develops and implements a country action plan on improvement of women's status in Kazakstan. It also publishes a Women in Kazakstan Report, a regular bulletin on women issues, and compiles and distributes international documents on women's issues.
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the of The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999). For more information on the handbook and instructions on how to order, see our Post Soviet Handbook Information page.
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