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free industrial economic zones in uzbekistan.. 2

Projects worth US$500m to be realized in FEZs in Uzbekistan. 2

Legilative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan.. 2

Execution of state budget considered at Legislative Chamber 2

Society.. 3

The Overriding Value. 3

Samarkand has played host to the international conference entitled “The role of women in public administration and the formation of civil society: the practice of Uzbekistan”. 7


free industrial economic zones in uzbekistan

Projects worth US$500m to be realized in FEZs in Uzbekistan

Projects with total cost of US$500 million will be implemented in the free economic zones (FEZs) in Uzbekistan in 2016.

Currently, the works are underway on realization of 35 new investment projects for total sum of about US$500 million at the FEZs.

The projects in 2016 will be realized in such sectors as chemistry, electrotechnical, metallurgy, light and food industries.

Currently, 41 investment projects for over US$320 million were implemented in the FEZs so far. They produce high-technological export-oriented and export-replacing products.

In particular, 19 projects were realized in free industrial and economic zone Navoi on production of digital TV boxes, mobile and fixed telephone handsets, heating and water heating equipment, automobile wires, gas cylinders, cosmetic products, etc.

Nine projects for production of copper pipes, LED lamps, silicone, briquette coals, breaks, sugar and other products were launched at the special industrial zone “Angren”.

Thirteen projects on production of mobile handsets, ceramic tiles, sanitary-technical products, goods from leather, solar collectors, sewing machines and other products were realized at special industrial zone “Angren”.

Currently, there are three FEZs in Uzbekistan. FIEZ Navoi was created in December 2008. SIZ Angren was founded in April 2012 and SIZ Jizzakh – in March 2013.

FEZs provide special tax, customs and currency regimes, as well as simplified order of visiting and labour hiring. The zones were created to attract foreign investments and technologies to organize production of highly technological products in Uzbekistan.


Legilative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan

Execution of state budget considered at Legislative Chamber

Committees of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan are considered a report of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan on execution of the state budget in the first six months of 2015.

The Committee on budget and economic reforms of the Legislative Chamber held an expanded session to discuss execution of the state budget in the first half of 2015.

It was noted that the GDP of Uzbekistan grew by 8.1% in the reporting period, industrial production – 8.1%, agriculture output – 6.5%, capital constrictions – 18%, services – 13.1%, retail trade turnover – 14.8%, the Legislative Chamber said.

The session also considered implementation of investment policy, structural reforms and modernization and diversification of production capacities, development of transport and communication infrastructure, etc.

It was noted that Uzbekistan attracted 490 new enterprises to export operations, which helped to increase the volume of exports by 7.4%.

Share of private sector in industry reached 31.4%, retail trade- – 86.3%, paid services – 47.6%. Share of small businesses in employment of population is 77.2%. Some 441,800 new jobs were created in Uzbekistan in the first half of 2015.

About 59.2% of expenses of the State Budget were directed to social sphere. The ratio of these expenses to the GDP was 13.9%. About 57.8% of expenses were directed to maintain and develop education sphere.

Uzbekistan also implements measures to reform and develop healthcare system. About 23% of expenses to social sector were directed to this sphere, which rose by 13.3% year-on-year.

The participants also discussed untargeted and inefficient use of the resources of the state budget. The growth of accounts receivable and bill payables in some industries of economy, as well as untimely payment of resources to the state budget were criticized. The committee adopted the corresponding decision on considered issue.



The Overriding Value

Family…  How much meaning lies in this simple, but meaningful word! How many thoughts and sentiments arise when you think about it! And, in the first place, eternal and inviolable concepts – hearth, parents, children, and loved ones. And even more, a visible association with something very infinitely dear and close, which protects and defends man throughout his life. 

Since time immemorial a family has been cherished as the highest value in our ancient land. All the philosophy of the East has extolled and exalted it. And from the very first days Uzbekistan’s independence the institute of family in our society has attached paramount importance to it, invariably raising its authority. The idea of national independence, elaborated by the head of our state, holds that one of our priorities is the originality and unique nature of sacred traditions and values of our nation, which have taken shape in for millennia, crowned by the concept of family. The ethics of family relationships and respect for a woman and mother, which have withstood the test of time, has been revived in recent years in our country and consolidated the philosophy of care, attention and hospitality.

It’s a truly great national value. Lofty human qualities specific to the Uzbek nation such as respect for elderly people and love for the young, veneration of national customs and traditions, mercy, and helping those in need take their shape in the family atmosphere. They have entered the flesh and blood of the nation and, what is especially important, meet the demand of today.

In their speeches the leaders of our country more than once have expressed a deep idea that a healthy family means a healthy society, a powerful state and a prospering homeland. No doubt, assumed here is not only physical, but also moral and spiritual health. A rather urgent thought arises here in this connection, that the creation of a family is a tremendously important event, which goes out of personal and private frames and acquires social significance. Since only the family can make a man happy, but it may also make one unhappy. It is namely the family that shapes such qualities as patriotism and love for Motherland, which start with one’s love for one’s Mother, native home, school…

A strong and healthy family and a happy life depend primarily on the young people who create their families, on their intellectual level, moral and spiritual qualities and responsibility before the society. Moreover, the material and moral support of the young family making its first steps in life, rendering it all necessary assistance, providing it with benefits and preferences – all this has turned into a priority of the State Youth Policy.

Family in our country is a reliable bulwark in the development of spiritual foundation of our life, preservation of national values, ascertainment in society the atmosphere of high morality, and opposition to alien harmful impacts on the national mentality. Its role is invaluable in bringing up a harmoniously developed generation with independent thinking, capable to identify the good from the evil and prepared for trials of life.

That explains why the Republic attaches so much importance to family problems and bringing up a healthy generation. These are the objectives pursued by government programs, being successfully implemented during the years of independence, public organizations, specifically the unique institution as mahalla, trying to raise the culture of family relationships.

From the first years of independence, Uzbekistan has been fully supporting the institution of the family. The family welfare has been strengthening year by year.

The issues of the further development and streamlining of the respective legislation have always been in the spotlight. In recent years, Uzbekistan has approved several laws on the development of family business and related regulations in accordance with the requirements of the time. Certain amendments and additions have been introduced to the Family Code, and the Law ‘On guardianship’ was approved. The enhanced care for the families, especially the young couples, has been a constant priority. With this purpose in mind, the government approved a resolution ‘On additional measures to ensure social support for young families’ in 2012. The act paved the way for the construction of apartment buildings for young families, thousands of them received subsidized mortgages to purchase housing.

Kamolot houses are currently commissioned in all regions of the country under another resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of 2014, which was aimed at providing the housing to the young families who are actively involved in the public life of the country.

The new housing is available for the young enterprising families who are actively involved in the public life, on the basis of mortgage loans of commercial banks for a period of 20 years without a primary contribution. The two- and three-room apartments provide all the necessary conditions, as they were built with an eye to national peculiarities and modern requirements.

The other day, for example, young families received the keys to their own housing in Karmana district of Navoi region, where ‘Kamolot’ has commissioned an apartment building of 64 flats. The couples under the age of 30 for each of the spouses were the lucky owners of apartments for attaining the highest results in science, art, literature, sports and other fields.

Along with government organizations, social structures, including self-government bodies are also actively involved in the activities on strengthening families, their legislative, medical, social, material and moral support.

Much is being done in order to strengthen the spiritual atmosphere in the family, shape healthy lifestyles, develop the family businesses, protect vulnerable groups of the population, and preserve family values of our nation for future generations. For instance, a social structure of Parent University under self-government bodies has organized 30,000 events this year alone to advance the legal, spiritual and medical knowledge and skills of the population. The outreach projects on prevention of early and consanguineous marriages, divorces, and full coverage of newly weds with medical examination, involve more than 4 million boys and girls.

The advisors of chairpersons of citizens’ assemblies on religious, spiritual and moral education have studied the social and spiritual state of more than 2.5 million households, and provided some recommendations and advice on how to strengthen the families.

Social protection of families is an important mission of local communities. They have provided financial assistance to almost 50,000 families, and employment to almost 60,000 citizens. Low-income families have been assisting in the arrangement of weddings and other festivities. The Fund has granted many needy families with cattle and poultry, investing more than 80 million soums (currency rates of CB RU from 15.09.2015   1$= 2610.89 soums).

The consistent activities on preparation of young people for family life, protection of their rights and interests, and ensuring employment have been underway under the cooperation ‘Family – Mahalla – School’.

The scale of social projects in local communities has been expanding within the framework of the national program the Year of Attention and Care for the Senior Generation. The priority is given to the social protection of war veterans, the elderly, their material and moral support.

Activists of citizens’ assemblies are engaged in upbringing young people, prevention of family conflicts, integrated support of families and ensuring their soundness. The authority of conciliatory commissions in all local communities is very strong in this context.

Ubaydulla Minovarhojaev, Chairman of citizens’ assembly of the Behizor Mahalla in Tashkent, said that the commission settles not just divorce situations, but any conflict situations in families, trying to prevent them. He cited a conflict case in one of the families as an example. The timely, discreet and careful intervention of community activists, application of rich life experience and authority of elders prevented the negative evolvement of the conflict, and reconciled relatives. There are numerous examples of effective activities in local communities.

Speaking of a family, the first idea shapes about women as the guardians of the hearth. The Uzbek people have always treated their mothers, sisters, life partners with a special thrill. Over the years of independence, this attitude has been enriched with a deeper meaning. The concept that the world is beautiful if a woman’s life is beautiful, the family and the entire society are happy if a woman is happy has become a philosophy of life for the local population.

A lot is being done to enhance the role and status of women in society and ensure their rights, legal interests, and implementation of their capacity as part of the democratic renewal in Uzbekistan.

It is obvious that solely a healthy mother gives birth to a healthy child. Therefore, 13.6 million women and children were covered with medical examination last year, which resulted in the recovery of 2.8 million women.

The growing level of political and legal culture of women, their social activity is seen at all levels of state and public administration in all spheres of life of our society. In particular, women comprise 17% of the Senate and 16% of the Legislative Chamber. They are actively involved in the operation of local councils of people’s representatives.

Staged national programs on improvement of women’s health, protection of families, motherhood and childhood, upbringing of the physically healthy and spiritually mature young generation produce generous fruits today. For instance, the students of general education schools, academic lyceums, vocational colleges, and higher education institutions have won 110 medals at prestigious Olympiads over the past three years, 44 of which were awarded to the Uzbek girls. In the same period, 1,850 young athletes, including 620 girls, have won international sports competitions.

In this context, it is worth noting the large-scale activities of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, which enhances the role of the fair sex at all levels of political, economic and social life. Today, it unites more than 41,000 primary organizations at enterprises, institutions, schools and local communities. Every year the Committee develops and implements programs to address the issues of women’s employment, improvement of their working conditions and study, especially in rural areas, and their involvement in entrepreneurial activities.

The Committee has contributed to the increase of the share of women in employment from 44 to 45.4%. Their number has significantly increased in small businesses and private entrepreneurship. This year, over 50,000 women have been employed owing to the cooperation of relevant ministries, departments, and public organizations.

The subject of ‘Family Psychology’ was introduced in the curricula of secondary specialized educational institutions, and courses of ‘Pedagogy of the Family’, and ‘Fundamentals of the Family’ were introduced in teacher training higher educational institutions in order to increase the responsibility of the younger generation for the family and society, robustly enroot our values and noble qualities like duty and devotion, patience, diligence, and honesty in their heart and mind.

The Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan initiated in local communities the public sectors like ‘Introduction to the Family’, ‘Health’, ‘Crime Prevention’, ‘Education and Upbringing, ‘Employment’ aimed at strengthening the families, the proper organization of the process of upbringing, employment, protection of women, children and youth health.

High spirituality of mothers is seen as a foundation that determines the future of the nation. Therefore, the society is interested in the fact that the representatives of the fair sex were educated, advanced their business and intelligence level, and demonstrated their children the example of high morals, self-sacrifice and devotion to the Motherland, family and profession. Uzbekistan fully secured women’s right to education, health care, and social protection, thus strengthening in them a sense of patriotism and belonging to the ongoing large-scale reforms.

What is the contemporary Uzbek family like? What traditional values has it preserved? What modern features has it acquired? The answers to these questions were provided by sociological studies of the ‘Ijtimoiy Fikr’ Public Opinion Research Center.

According to the Center, the Uzbek people regard the family as the key value of life and the pivotal factor in upbringing the comprehensively advanced generation. According to the Uzbek people, a strong marriage depends on certain factors that determine the harmony of living together. The present day youth carefully and confidently make a choice in favor of the most important factors like love and related moral and ethical values (common views, the level of education and training). The outcomes of the data analysis suggest that the older the respondent, the more likely he supports the pragmatic and rational approach to the issues of family and marriage.

Most respondents believe that the strength and well-being of the family is largely dependent on the health of the future spouses. This is the direct evidence for the role of the family in the preservation of health and creation of conditions for a healthy lifestyle.

The independent and happy family life, according to young people, is provided primarily by sincere relations between spouses. They see the good marriage as a union built on mutual trust, love and patience. There is a stable tendency towards marriage for building a family, giving birth to children and parenting. It is noteworthy that the younger generation treats a civil marriage negatively.

According to the survey, the younger generation shares the views of parents on the fundamental points of values. Accumulated by the older generation, the valuable experience is relevant and in demand today. Grandparents do not just pass the experience of upbringing, but also act as a source of traditions. Carrying customs and traditions, the representatives of the older generation reproduce them in the young, thus preserving spiritual and moral achievements through the lives of generations.

The vast majority of people in Uzbekistan believe that the morally healthy and devoted patriots are brought up in the hard-working, honest, healthy and strong families mutually headed by a father and a mother, reigned by mutual understanding and consensus, and the immutable authority of the older generation.

The study has revealed a tendency in the formation of reproductive attitudes of young people, focused on the model of two or three-child family. The urban youth are more oriented on the two-child family, and rural – to three-child.

According to the survey, the basic values of a modern Uzbek family come to respect for elders, the ability to behave with dignity in public, modesty and diligence, and care of the younger ones. Young parents seek to cultivate in their children these very qualities, plus the desire for knowledge and education.

The welfare and the quality of life of Uzbek families have significantly improved in recent years owing to the great attention to support of families and effective family policy. Their spiritual and moral state has strengthened. According to experts, the age of 21-23 is optimal to start a family life for women, and 25-26 years – for men.

… A family is the foundation of society that ensures the continuity of generations. It is the hearth of upbringing, which will grow our children smarter, stronger and happier than us. The family paves the way to a brighter future, which our country will achieve.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Samarkand has played host to the international conference entitled “The role of women in public administration and the formation of civil society: the practice of Uzbekistan”

The forum was organized by the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, the Legislative Chamber and Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Federation Council of Trade Unions, the National Association of Nongovernment Nonprofit Organizations of Uzbekistan, and the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society. The foreign partners included the Regional Bureau of the UN Women for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (Germany), representative office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany) in Uzbekistan.

The conference was attended by members of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of related ministries, agencies, civil society institutions, foreign and international social organizations, along with field experts from the U.S., Germany, Italy, China and other countries, as well as journalists.

Prior to the start of the conference, participants visited the Samarkand Textile Industry College and got acquainted with the activities of the staff for the employment of college graduates, familiarized themselves with the hobby club “Diligent Girls” in the Samarkand general education school №21, and called in the mahalla “Chashma”. The guests also met with holders of Zulfiya State Prize, winners of international competitions, Olympiads in mathematics, chemistry and foreign languages.

It was stressed at the conference that over the years of independence, wide-ranging reforms aimed at building a democratic state with the rule of law and a strong civil society are being implemented under the leadership of President Islam Karimov. At the same time, among the critical public policy priorities is the enhancement of the role and status of women in society, provision for their rights and interests, creation of all the essential conditions and environment conducive for boosting their sociopolitical and socioeconomic activity, intellectual and spiritual potential – in a word, their participation in the modernization and renewal of all spheres of state and society.

Corresponding legislative framework has been shaped to this end that unites more than 100 laws and other normative acts, including the presidential decree on additional measures to support the activities of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, inked May 25, 2004. All these documents are dedicated to further improve the system of institutional protection of women’s rights and fully comply with universally accepted international democratic standards. The Republic of Uzbekistan ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Conventions of the International Labor Organization on Maternity Protection and on Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation.

In our country, women have been making a noteworthy contribution to the implementation of priority tasks in reforming the economy and modernizing the society, uplifting the standards and quality of life, bolstering education and healthcare, science and culture.

The conference participants reviewed the experience garnered in Uzbekistan to enhance women’s political activity, augment their participation in elected and other representative bodies of government. It was noted that an important step in that direction was the perfection of the electoral system in accordance with international norms, increasing the quotas for women in legislatures so that 30 percent of all candidates from political parties for membership in the parliament be women, which has greatly added to the possibility of their participation in the sociopolitical life of the nation.

As a result, the latest, December 2014 elections to the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan gave rise to 24 women as its members – 16 percent of the total number of deputies in the lower chamber of parliament. In the Senate of Oliy Majlis, the number of women amounted to 17 percent. This shows not only a steady growth in their political and social activity, but it also is indicative of the legislative guarantees for their participation in the representative bodies of government.

“Every time I come to this country I see the mounting role of the Uzbek women in the sociopolitical and socioeconomic life of the nation,” Susan Scanlan, chairwoman of the U.S. National Council of Women’s Organizations. “During one of the meetings I came to believe that there are some things American women ought to learn. After all, Uzbek women today are not merely guardians of the family hearth, but are also highly educated specialists, creative individuals, who have been making remarkable accomplishments with their diligence, abilities and responsible attitude.”

A reliable partner of the state in the realization of extensive efforts to elevate women’s participation in public life have been civil society institutions enjoying the support of the wider public, nongovernmental nonprofit organizations (NNOs). Currently, in excess of 8.2 thousand NNOs, including more than 530 women’s are working in Uzbekistan across diverse walks of life. Their activities are directed mainly at improving the law culture, protecting the rights and interests of women, promoting women’s entrepreneurship.

One of the major nongovernmental nonprofit organizations is the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, whose main task is to ensure the full participation of women in sociopolitical, socioeconomic and cultural life of the nation, their spiritual, creative and intellectual growth. For example, the Women’s Committee, the Microcreditbank, political parties adopted a joint decision in March 2015 to organize seminars for the development of women’s entrepreneurship in remote areas of our country. Also, the Women’s Committee with the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Association of Banks of Uzbekistan approved a plan of joint actions concerning the employment of female college graduates, primarily involvement in small business, farming, services and work at home, especially in rural areas. Over the past period more than 350 workshops have been conducted, whereby in excess of 250 thousand women were advised on the ways to establish their own businesses and improved their economic knowledge.

“Our organization has for many years been working closely with the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan in the framework of the project “Improving the financial literacy of the population”, Matthias Fohs, director of department at the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (Germany), has said. “The outcome of our joint efforts was the establishment of counseling centers for women entrepreneurs in all regions of this country. The project has already proved its effectiveness; more than 15 thousand businesswomen received advice on lending, micro-insurance and other issues.

Thus, as a result of the joint work by the Women’s Committee and its partners, women embarking on entrepreneurship received more than 685.7 billion soums of loans in the first half of 2015, which is a 31.5 percent increase compared to the same period of the last year. In particular, more than 5.3 thousand new jobs were created thanks to the loans assigned by the Microcreditbank to businesswomen for over 45.4 billion soums(currency rates of CB RU from 15.09.2015   1$= 2610.89 soums).

The Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan and its regional units have been undertaking a great deal of organizational efforts on employment and securing jobs for college graduates. To this end, special centers have been set up in all provinces of Uzbekistan to provide consulting services to young people on the creation of new jobs and doing business. Together with civil society organizations more than 23 thousand events have been spearheaded in 2015 designed to ensure employment for college graduates, 9.8 thousand educational programs have been implemented to bolster their legal, economic and entrepreneurship knowledge.

International experts were introduced to Uzbekistan’s experience in providing for women’s full-fledged engagement in the cultural life of the nation, enhancing their role in the family and society, promoting healthy lifestyle.

It was stressed that today there is barely any sphere, be it economic, political, social, cultural, where the woman of Uzbekistan has failed to demonstrate her professional and creative abilities. It has been possible largely owing to our country’s labor legislation, which guarantees equal rights of women, right for childcare leave for up to three years, benefits for pregnant women and women with children up to three years. It prohibits engaging women in difficult and risky jobs and working in night shifts. Seminars are organized on a regular basis for employers, so are outreach works to explain legislation on the protection of women’s work. Under constant scrutiny is compliance with working rights of women.

“Impressed by the high level of activity of the Women’s Committee and the measures taken by the government toward the empowerment of women in Uzbekistan,” said Bharati Sadasivam, gender practice team leader at the UNDP Regional Center in Istanbul. “For example, in the framework of the international conference we’ve met chairwomen of mahallas, talked with the winners of the Zulfiya State Prize. Moreover, with great interest have I listened to the reports of women in high government positions. Undoubtedly, all this suggests that this nation is intent on keeping with the enhancement of women’s rights in the process of making important decisions for the country.”

Extensive efforts are undertaken in Uzbekistan to boost women’s health, promote the practice of healthy family, assist the advancement of female and family sports, and encourage healthy lifestyle.

In particular, the conference participants said that as a result of consistent and comprehensive measures taken in Uzbekistan’s socioeconomic sphere, life expectancy within the last 20 years has increased from 67 to 73 years, and 75 years among women. This has greatly been facilitated by the qualitatively new network of medical institutions created in the country and meeting the highest requirements. Moreover, enlightenment works are spearheaded in schools, colleges, lyceums and higher education institutions, organizations and mahallas within the thematic cycle “Healthy mother – healthy child” designed to shore up medical culture in families, shape the skills of healthy lifestyle, and improve reproductive health of the population. To this end, more than 200 thousand various events have been held covering over 2 million households.

Instrumental in reforming the national healthcare system has been the establishment of more than 3,000 rural health units outfitted with the latest medical equipment, as well as the institution of 10 national specialized scientific-practical medical centers. In addition, a potent, high-performance network of medical institutions for the protection of motherhood and childhood is created in the country. Screening centers are working in all provincial centers and the city of Tashkent. Last year alone, more than 230 thousand will-be mothers passed medical examination there. At the same time, a network of perinatal centers has been advancing dynamically. Over the past ten years, 11 such centers have been set up; they provided with a highly skilled specialist care to more than 206,000 mothers and newborns in 2014, which is 1.3 times as many as in 2010.

Special significance is attached under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to the promotion of sports among the population, particularly among women, as it was underscored at the conference. More than 35,000 units and gyms have been organized in 39 types of sports across the entire nation. In excess of 4.2 million women attended sporting classes in 2014, as against 2.5 million in 2008.

International experts of the conference said they appreciated the level of education among Uzbek women – not inferior to those in advanced democracies. And it is not surprising because steps are being taken in our country to support and nurture a comprehensively advanced youth, encourage the achievements of gifted young women in the field of literature, arts, science, culture and sports. A case in mind is 226 girls awarded the Zulfiya State Prize. Many of them are currently activists and leaders, while others are busy in scientific research. 20 laureates were awarded presidential state scholarships as well as Alisher Navoi and Ibn Sino scholarships. 30 of them are winners of national, Asian and world championships and competitions.

“It’s the first time I am in Uzbekistan and impressed by the achievements in providing for the legitimate rights and interests of women,” Gu Syuzhuan, director of department at the Shanghai Women’s Federation, has shared her views with us. “I was particularly struck by the system of support for women in Uzbekistan. In particular, the establishment of Zulfiya State Prize is a unique practice of government support for women, because it inspires them to achieve successes in all areas. It is rather appealing for us.”

In general, the international conference became a platform for the exchange of views between representatives of national and foreign research and analytical circles on issues concerning the broader dissemination of Uzbekistan’s positive expertise in furthering the government policy goals sought to bolster the role of women in society and elevate their political and law culture as well as civic participation. Experts deliberated also on the development of civil society institutions.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan – Chair of the Women’s Committee Elmira Basitkhanova delivered a keynote speech at the conference.

(Source: UzA)


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