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Gender equality lecture in Ashgabat

British Ambassador delivers a lecture on gender equality to the youth of central Asia in Ashgabat.

His Majesty’s Ambassador Ms Lucia Wilde and Ms Jessie Kirk, Social Development Adviser at the FCDO and an expert on gender issues, delivered the interactive lecture ‘Gender in the context of conflict and peacebuilding’.

Preventive Diplomacy Academy students from the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) attended, as well as graduates from across central Asia. Young SDG Ambassadors from Turkmenistan were also in the audience. 

The Ambassador spoke of the importance of female role models. Jessie spoke about the action governments can take to improve gender equality. Students also gave their own insightful and inspiring presentations on their work on gender around central Asia.

Source: Gov.UK