The OSCE/ODIHR mission, as a clear example of Uzbekistan’s commitment to improving the status of women in the public and political spheres, points to the nomination of a representative of the fair gender identity as one of the candidates for the post of Head of State.
In this context, it must be emphasized that the achievement of gender equality, ensuring the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of women, strengthening their role in public and state life have become one of the priorities of the state policy of Uzbekistan.
A number of decrees and resolutions of the President, government resolutions have been adopted. There are no restrictions for women to stand as candidates in elections, conduct election campaigning and be elected to representative bodies of power;
The Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Guarantees of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men” establishes the provision of equal rights and opportunities for women and men to be elected to representative bodies of power, as well as when nominating candidates for deputies from political parties.
In accordance to the code, women can have a real impact on political decision-making. Women’s participation in elections opens up access to their representation in government bodies.
Reforms to increase women’s participation in public and political life have been under way since 2016 and the number of women in parliament has increased significantly, with women now holding almost 30% of all parliamentary seats.
Thus, the process of involving women in the sphere of managing the affairs of society and the state will increasingly become irreversible.