Kyrgyzstan currently has one female minister, and no female member of parliament.
All bills and regulations will now be subject to a mandatory "gender appraisal" in an bid to create conditions "to achieve women's empowerment."
The heads of national and local government agencies will now be obliged to introduce equal-employment policies.
(RIA Novosti, ITAR-TASS, Kabar)
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