Con­stant At­ten­tion to the Rights and In­ter­ests of Women

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN - El­dor Sat­torov

In Tashkent, the con­fer­ence “The Role of NGOs in Achiev­ing the Strate­gic Ob­jec­tives of Our Coun­try” was held.

Deputies of the Leg­isla­tive Cham­ber of Oliy Ma­jlis, heads of projects of the United Na­tions Devel­op­ment Pro­gram, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of non-gov­ern­men­tal non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions op­er­at­ing in all re­gions of the repub­lic, mass in­for­ma­tion at­tended this event, or­ga­nized by the Women's Com­mit­tee of Uzbek­istan in con­junc­tion with the United Na­tions Devel­op­ment Pro­gram and the Friedrich Ebert Foun­da­tion (Ger­many) in Uzbek­istan.

The con­fer­ence noted that Ac­tion Strat­egy for the five pri­or­ity ar­eas of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan in 2017-2021 years pro­vides for the ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion of non-gov­ern­men­tal non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the coun­try's devel­op­ment pri­or­i­ties. At the same time, fur­ther ex­pan­sion of NGO ac­tiv­i­ties, so­cial part­ner­ship be­tween them have pos­i­tive im­pact on in­crease of women's ac­tiv­ity in public and po­lit­i­cal life.

Women's in­ter­ests are also pro­vided in a hun­dred nor­ma­tive le­gal acts aimed at pro­tect­ing hu­man rights, adopted in our coun­try. The bright­est demon­stra­tion to this is the rat­i­fi­ca­tion by Uzbek­istan of the UN Con­ven­tion on the Elim­i­na­tion of All Forms of Dis­crim­i­na­tion against Women.

As of Au­gust 1, 2017, the num­ber of non-gov­ern­men­tal non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in the sphere of women's rights and in­ter­ests pro­tec­tion has ex­ceeded 300 in the repub­lic. To­day the Women's Com­mit­tee of Uzbek­istan is the largest non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, more than 200 de­part­ments and di­vi­sions, over 44 thousand pri­mary or­ga­ni­za­tions of which func­tion on the ba­sis of the prin­ci­ples of so­cial part­ner­ship.

Within the frame­work of the fo­rum, on Novem­ber 6-8 of this year Women's Com­mit­tee with the sup­port of in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions or­ga­nized a train­ing sem­i­nar on ef­fec­tive or­ga­ni­za­tion of the cen­ters for so­cial and le­gal sup­port of women and their fam­i­lies, NGO work­ers in the course of get­ting ac­quainted with the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Cen­ter for So­cio-Le­gal Sup­port for Women and their fam­i­lies “Kalb Nuri” of the Djizak re­gion. The work car­ried out by the team of this cen­ter to pro­tect the in­ter­ests of women, their rights, pro­tect moth­er­hood and child­hood is an ex­am­ple for all of us.

Mem­o­ran­dums of co­op­er­a­tion were signed be­tween the Women's Com­mit­tee of Uzbek­istan and the branch of the Agency for Tech­ni­cal Co­op­er­a­tion and Devel­op­ment (France), be­tween the re­gional cen­ters.

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