Prime Minister chairs meeting of National Committee on Gender

2021-03-05 16:43:46

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/.  On March 5, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene who serves as head of the National Committee on Gender chaired the regular meeting of the committee and heard an assessment report on the impact of implementation of the Law on Promotion of Gender Equality and approved draft action plan of the committee for 2021. 

The committee is agreed to reconvene in May 2021 to update its composition and revise the 2021 work plan.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed his position that women's participation in decision-making must be accelerated and pledged to focus on policies to increase women’s employment in large scale development projects and promote gender equality in each and every field. 

The Prime Minister further reminded that the National Gender Committee must shift from traditional work style and adapt new work methods, style and objectives. Closing the meeting, PM Oyun-Erdene noted that three areas must receive special attention in 2021, which are to completely end torture of women during interrogations, stop sexual harassment in the workplace, starting with government organizations, and ensure women participation for achieving the target to make improvement in the global corruption index. 

The National Committee on Gender is a public body composed of voluntary members and is responsible for ensuring equal participation of the public and the government, and sustainability and the implementation of gender equality policies. 

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