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.
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.
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 Projects and Initiatives
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
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