UNODC ROCA and partners UNiTE to mentor school children on '16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign in Uzbekistan

On 2 December 2022, UNODC ROCA jointly with the Tashkent State University of Law (TSUL), organized a training and a quiz on the topic of ‘Gender equality and gender stereotypes'. Over fifty children from Wunderkind Study School joined the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign.  

Gulnar Kudaybergenova, UNODC ROCA National Programme Officer, briefed on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 days of Activism campaign that commenсe every year on 25 November and run till 10 December, Human Rights Day. She highlighted: “UNODC supports the UN global campaign '16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence' every year. We consider this campaign as a very important action, as the enlightenment, education and legal literacy of women and girls gives them the opportunity to build a positive future, get a profession and actively participate in social life, and thereby fulfil their potential”.                                                        

Kamola Aliyeva, Associate Professor of the Department of “Constitutional Law” at TSUL, Ph.D. in Legal Sciences, specialist on gender equality and women's rights activist in Uzbekistan, spoke with school children about gender equality concepts, the difference between sex and gender, explained the laws on gender equality adopted in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The expert and participants discussed the differences of direct and indirect discrimination based on gender, examples of gender stereotypes and the ways of preventing and countering gender-based violence.

At the end of the event, the school children participated in a quiz based on the discussed topic with the prizes provided by UNODC. 


The annual campaign of 16 Days of Activism sparks hundreds of events around the world designed to accelerate efforts to end violence against women and girls. The global theme for this year’s UN Secretary-General-led campaign is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”, calling upon governments and partners to show their solidarity with women’s rights movements and activists, and inviting everyone to join the global movement to end violence against women once and for all.

Comprehensive and multi-sectoral solutions are required to end all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 5.2. Crime prevention and criminal justice responses are a key part of this approach. Learn more about UNODC’s work on gender-based violence here.  

For further information please contact:   

Arifa Fatikhova  

Communications and External Relations Officer

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 

Regional Office for Central Asia

Mobile: (+998 99) 825-05-43 | Email: arifa.fatikhova[at]