The Uzbekistan Development Action Strategy for 2017-2021 opens new opportunities for raising the level of education and economic activeness of women, attracting them to entrepreneurial activities, strengthening the role of women in the governance of the state and society, and further strengthening the foundations of the family.
In the context of the implementation of the recommendations of the CEDAW Committee and the State Program for the Implementation of the Uzbekistan Development Action Strategy for 2017-2021 “The Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests”, it is advised to further improve the legislation in order to enhance the participation of women in managing the affairs of society and the state, provide equal opportunities for access to the public administration system, develop national mechanisms for the advancement of women and implement ratified international treaties in the field of human rights.
Empowering Women to Participate in Public Administration and Socio-Economic Life is a joint project conducted by the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The overall objective of the project is to empower women, increase women's participation in public administration in accordance with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
The project will also contribute to the implementation of the fourth priority area of the Uzbekistan Development Action Strategy for 2017-2021: increasing social and political activeness of women and strengthening their role in governance of the state and society, as well as the Outcome 8 of UNDAF 2016-2020: more reliable protection of citizens' rights and freedoms.
- Pilot 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.