Country / Region profile of: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has not been listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017. Both country welfare improvement strategies for 2008–2010 and 2012–2015 proposed target indicators for achieving gender equality in selected priority sectors. Uzbekistan acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1995. The country has not signed or ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Women in Uzbekistan face challenges including societal discrimination against women. Furthermore, whilst women have historically held leadership positions across all sectors of society, although not with the same prevalence as men, and cultural and religious practices limit their effectiveness.

"Women's political rights are not protected, because of the common view that women are the secondary sex in society - even amongst the elite. At most, it approves [of] women as mothers and wives - but not as activists and leaders." - Marfua Tokhtakhodjayeva

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Military expenditure
The country spends an unknown amount of money on the military.
Investing in peace and gender equality
Uzbekistan could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Uzbekistan does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Uzbekistan in 2015 pledged to contribute USD$1,000,000 of start-up funding to the Global Acceleration Instrument for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action to help address the global deficit in funding for the implementation of the resolution. It will provide additional funding of over USD$800,000, each year for two years, to support new research at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics, bringing total Government funding from the United Kingdom for the Centre to over USD$3,000,000.