OSCE Academy hosts OSCE-organized Young Women 4 Peace Initiative for Central Asia

19 April, 2024

On 16-19 April 2024, the OSCE Academy hosted training sessions within the Young Women for Peace Initiative for Central Asia, a two-year OSCE programme designed to empower young women in Central Asia and enhance their involvement in peace and security processes. The programme is organized by the OSCE Gender Issues Programme with the financial support of the European Union.

During four-day training, participants of the programme - eighteen young women change-makers from the five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan, underwent a comprehensive capacity-building program aimed at enhancing their peacebuilding skills. The program included sessions to deepen their understanding of OSCE initiatives, facilitate networking among women change-makers across borders, assess individual and group needs for further mentorship, share best practices in gender and peacebuilding leadership, and develop essential skills in network building.

The Young Women for Peace Initiative is part of the OSCE’s Networking Platform for Women Leaders including Peacebuilders and Mediators launched by the OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid in December 2021. It is implemented under the multi-year ExB project “WIN for Women and Men on strengthening comprehensive security through innovating and networking for gender equality”.


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