Reducing social inequities

Introduction

 

Introduction

Social protection in Turkmenistan

Reducing social inequities

Programme target: By the end of 2020, the social protection system is ready to provide inclusive quality community-based support services.

The Government of Turkmenistan has demonstrated its commitment to improving the living standards of the population. Social allowances have increased by 40-50% since 2010 and nearly 45% of all households received childcare allowances in 2012. There has been a notable increase in research and surveys on children, with the establishment of data collection systems that will allow for disaggregation and analysis of various areas of child rights, including disabilities.

UNICEF works with the Government to advance the rights of children to live without violence, abuse and neglect and thrive in safe and nurturing family environments. With the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, UNICEF is using the latest research on gaps in social protection provision to strengthen family capacities for childcare and enhance access to essential services. UNICEF is also addressing underlying bottlenecks to social protection by fostering social work expertise and incorporating child protection standards in health and education.

In response to policy gaps, UNICEF is supporting the development of regulations to guide the delivery of new services; amendments to existing laws on health and education; and new laws and policies on the rights of persons with disabilities. As part of this work, UNICEF is assessing the child protection system, including the roles and accountabilities of concerned public agencies in the realization and monitoring of child rights, and fostering dialogue about child and social protection systems for disadvantaged children and international practice in this regard.

To generate information on the bottlenecks to services for vulnerable children, UNICEF is enhancing the capacities of statistical, health, education and social protection agencies to monitor and report in a transparent manner on child rights and on the recommendations and concluding observations of relevant treaty bodies. Efforts are being made to strengthen the collection of disaggregated data and align with global standards on data access and dissemination.


 


 

 

 
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