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Boosting regional cooperation for the empowerment of Afghan women

Monday, September 10, 2018

On 5 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the European Union hosted the regional conference 'Empowering Women in Afghanistan’ in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. More

Women should play key roles in conflict prevention in Central Asia say experts

Thursday, June 22, 2017

“The role of women and youth in conflict prevention in Central Asia,” event was organized by the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in cooperation with UN Women Multi-country Office in Central Asia and the Regional Office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. More

In the words of Luiza Karimova: “We were sex slaves”

Monday, February 20, 2017

Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Luiza Karimova left her son with her family and travelled to Osh, Kyrgyzstan to find work. In Kyrgyzstan, she was sold into sex slavery and trafficked into Dubai. After 18 months, she was arrested and sent to jail. Today, Karimova works with Podruga, an organization based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, which is supported by UN Women. Podruga works to end violence against women and assists women subjected to sex and drug trafficking. More

Central Asian Fathers Are HeForShe...and want others to be, too

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fighting for their daughters and for gender equality everywhere, Central Asian fathers post their hopes for the future and call on others to join UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. More

Interview of Ms. Elaine Conkievich, Head of MCO Central Asia, on gender equality and UN Women's work in Uzbekistan

Friday, December 5, 2014

"When we speak about gender equality it is not only the rights of women. We are trying to promote women in society for the benefit of the whole society. When women have equal opportunity and equal access, it benefits the whole society. It is a cross-cutting issue for the whole society." - Elaine Conkievich More

Central Asia Sub-Regional Consultation on Beijing+20

Friday, October 31, 2014

On 22-23 October 2014 Almaty hosted Consultative Meeting to review progress on Beijing Platform for Action (1995) in Central Asia. This event is an important preparatory stage to the upcoming regional inter-governmental review and non-governmental forums in Bangkok and Geneva. More

Rural women in Uzbekistan unite to learn business skills and generate livelihoods

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The 43-year-old craftswoman and mother from Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya province slowly built the confidence to submit her work to a few exhibitions. Soon she won the second prize in a national “Handywoman” award offered by a local women’s group, and a nomination for the prestigious Zulfiya State Award, established by the country’s president to encourage business enterprises by women. “The project helped me to identify my perspectives,” she recalls of the group. “I took my first steps in business, learned to make decisions, listen to others, and express my opinion.” More

Uzbek Women's Committee’s Role in Implementing the National Plan of Actions

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On the 14th of March, 2012, a round table entitled "The role of the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan in implementing the National Plan of Action on the Concluding Observations of the CEDAW Committee on the Fourth Periodic Report of Uzbekistan," was held at Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan (WCU) jointly with UN Women Sub-Regional Office in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SRO EECA) and the Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank ADB in Uzbekistan (ADB). More

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World – the 16 Days without Violence Campaign held in Uzbekistan

Thursday, January 5, 2012

From 24 November 2011 through 10 December 2011, the From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World campaign was held in Uzbekistan by UN Women in partnership with several international and national organizations. The campaign was held in seven locations of Uzbekistan and directly involved at least 1,300 young people in the provinces. More

UN Women, UN Country Office and local nonprofits held Day of Peace photo contest in Uzbekistan

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Opening ceremony of “The World Through My Eyes” photo exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace in Uzbekistan and the 20th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held at the Youth Creativity Palace of Tashkent. More

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