Women's Committee and UNDP will promote women’s empowerment in Uzbekistan

Nov 20, 2017

The Women's Committee of Uzbekistan and UNDP are launching a joint project "Empowering Women to Participate in Public Administration and Socio-Economic Life ". This new initiative is aimed at increasing of social and political activeness of women and strengthening of their role in public administration.

The joint project on women's empowerment started its activities in November 2017 and will continue until October 2019. The key areas of the Joint Project will be:

  • Test and scale-up innovations for women empowerment to ensure that women fully participate in socio-economic life.
  • Assistance in the preparation of regulations, draft laws, policy and analytical documents on the empowerment of women in accordance with international human rights treaties.
  • Support in conducting trainings, workshops, conferences, other capacity building activities and creating enabling environment for institutional and cultural change for the  regional offices of the Women's Committee,  State Statistics Committee,  Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations on developing gender-disaggregated statistics and advancement of women's rights and opportunities.

The implementation framework of the outlined directions entails the development of models and tools for the advancement of women in the public service, expansion of women's participation in socio-political life of the country, assistance in creating a roster (staff reserve) for women professionals for ministries, departments and other government organizations, preparation of the draft legislation on women empowerment

The project also provides for the development of training programs and training for women civil servants and women managers in conjunction with the Academy of Public Administration, Organization of competitions and training seminars for girls and women in mathematics, physics, programming, engineering, chemistry, biology, and other natural sciences.

It is important that the project will support for start-ups, social partnership initiatives for the development of education and entrepreneurship among women, provision of mini-grants for regional universities, scientific laboratories, work with khokimiyats to create conditions for active involvement of girls and women in technical specialties.

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