Country / Region profile of: Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan does not have a recent history in conflict. Women face many challenges in Turkmenistan.  Traditional social and religious norms, inadequate education, and poor economic conditions limit professional opportunities for women. Women additionally face patriarchal traditions, inadequate legislation regarding violence against women and domestic violence, and dismal health conditions. Turkmenistan has not been listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017. There is no military spending data on Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan has acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1996. It has neither signed nor ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  Repressive government policies make it extremely difficult for independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to operate. Therefore, women's emancipation movements are still very difficult to execute. 

“A woman’s rights largely depend on her social status." - Olga Tutubalina

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Military expenditure
The country spends an unknown amount of money on the military.
Investing in peace and gender equality
Turkmenistan could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Turkmenistan does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Turkmenistan made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2017.