Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly holds meeting of Council of Mothers
Strengthening the institution of family and the role of women in civil society - an expanded meeting of the National Council of Mothers of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan was held in Nur-Sultan. During the meeting, Deputy Chairperson of Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly Marat Azilkhanov noted the importance of institutional strengthening of the Mothers’ Councils, their inclusion into the community councils of the local executive bodies, and their integration into the work of the National Commission for Women’s Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy. The first Council of Mothers, established within the Assembly, was founded in 2014. To date, there are over 1,500 of them across the country.
“We would also like to actively involve our mothers in addressing social issues, such as early marriages or out-of-wedlock childbirth, as well as the problem of alimony payments or domestic violence. These are the social issues that continue to concern our society. We would therefore like the Mothers’ Council to become more actively involved in such projects,” Azilkhanov said.
Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova