Gender Equality

Key Issues

While women are playing increasing roles in Uzbekistan’s public sphere, UNDP and its partners have recognized there are significant hurdles that still must be overcome. As a result of limited professional and career growth opportunities, insufficient remuneration and cultural restraints, women still represent a minority within the government and legal sectors. There is also a continued need to make sure women can benefit from vital government services, including those serving to protect against and treat HIV infection.

Achievements

Laws have been established to support women’s roles in government and the legal system, including in preventing gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Women in the legal sector have received extensive capacity building support, with four judges trained in utilizing the E-SUD information system, ten economic court professionals trained in using audio-visual equipment in court proceedings, and three trained in addressing ethical issues. The coverage of HIV care has also improved, with 5,995 women receiving continuous ARV treatment with UNDP’s support, while women represent 38 per cent of the recipients of essential HIV prevention programmes.

Competition-based enrolment to Uzbek civil service is under discussion

The Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan on Measures to Further Improve Recruitment to National and Local Government Bodies, Professional Development, Roster Formation has been placed on the Single portal of interactive government services for public discussion.more

Gender Stories

SDGs and their targets aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting our vulnerable globe by 2030. A stronger commitment on gender equality is a critical element in achieving those goals by 2030.
Role of Women in Formation of Civil Society

SDGs and their targets aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting our vulnerable globe by 2030. A stronger commitment on gender equality is a critical element in achieving those goals by 2030.More 

In Uzbekistan, UN Development Programme has been doing a lot of work towards women’s empowerment. Still, current statistical data shows that there are areas that need the government's attention within all economic sectors and society as a whole.
Figures show: teacher, doctor or artist - a typical “woman’s job” in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, UN Development Programme has been doing a lot of work towards women’s empowerment. Still, current statistical data shows that there are areas that need the government's attention within all economic sectors and society as a whole. More 

Gender Projects and Initiatives

  • Local Governance Support Programme Phase-II

    This project seeks to promote more effective, accountable and inclusive governance in Uzbekistan by enhancing local government performance, increasing citizen participation and supporting accountability and transparency in local governance.View More 

  • Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan

    Expanding access to justice, as a guarantee of rights and opportunities for citizens and their economic well-being, is one of the goals proposed by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development.View More 

Gender Publications

  • Judicial manual on the resolution of disputes

    This manual is based on an analysis of the existing practices of the resolution of disputes arising from marriage and family relationships, and aims to create a common judicial practice for the resolution of such disputes, based on the requirements of legislation, the Supreme Court Plenum Resolutions, and other legal acts.more 

  • Women about Women

    “…Sister speaks with sister, or Women about Women” is a collection of articles compiled through a countrywide competition among journalists writing on gender issues.more 

  • 'Women and Men of Uzbekistan'

    The statistical bulletin 'Women and Men of Uzbekistan' is published on a regular basis (no less than once in two years). This statistical bulletin presents data on demographics, healthcare, education, employment and unemployment, social security, criminality, and other matters, broken down by gender.more 

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