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June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"16% of seats in the parliament of Uzbekistan are held by women" (para 4).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law does not explicitly prohibit sexual harassment, but it is illegal for a male supervisor to coerce a woman who has a business or financial dependency into a sexual relationship" (26). "Laws and regulations prohibit discrimination with respect to employment and occupation based on race, gender, religion, and language" (34).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The government requires male relatives of women between the ages of 18 and 35 to submit a statement pledging that the women would not engage in illegal behavior, including prostitution, while abroad, a regulation the government stated is aimed at combating trafficking in persons" (20).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The law punishes polygamy with up to three years of imprisonment and fines, and does not penalize the women in such cases" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, exhibition, and/or distribution of child pornography (involving persons younger than age 21) is punishable by fine or by imprisonment for up to three years" (27).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were reports government doctors pressured women to accept birth control or employ medical measures, such as sterilization purportedly to control the birth rate and reduce infant and maternal mortality. Contacts in the human rights and health-care communities confirmed there was anecdotal evidence suggesting that sterilizations without informed consent occurred, although it was unclear whether the practice was widespread and whether senior government officials directed it" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Legal status and rights are the same for men and women, except the labor code prohibits women from working in many industries open to men" (27).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The government provided little data that could be used to determine whether women experienced discrimination in access to employment or were paid less for substantially similar work" (27).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In some rural areas, girls as young as 15 were married in religious ceremonies not officially recognized by the state" (27).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"While the law punishes physical assault, police often discouraged women in particular from making complaints against abusive partners, and officials rarely removed abusers from their homes or took them into custody. Local authorities emphasized reconciling the husband and wife, rather than addressing the abuse. There are government-run shelters for victims of domestic abuse" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Polygamy is practiced in some parts of the country" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DSFMF-DATA-1

"As of 2015, UNAIDS estimated 33,000 individuals were living with HIV" (30).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The law does not explicitly prohibit sexual harassment, but it is illegal for a male supervisor to coerce a woman who has a business or financial dependency into a sexual relationship. Social norms, lack of reporting, and lack of legal recourse made it difficult to assess the scope of the problem" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Cultural norms discouraged women and their families from speaking openly about rape, and the press rarely reported it" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including rape of a 'close relative,' but the criminal code does not specifically prohibit spousal rape, and the courts did not try any rape cases, according to human rights activists" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, which remained common. While the law punishes physical assault, police often discouraged women in particular from making complaints against abusive partners, and officials rarely removed abusers from their homes or took them into custody. Local authorities emphasized reconciling the husband and wife, rather than addressing the abuse" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 17 for women and 18 for men, although a district may lower the age by one year in exceptional cases" (27).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, which remained common" (26).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law seeks to protect children from 'all forms of exploitation.' Involving a child in prostitution is punishable by a fine of 25 to 50 times the minimum monthly salary and imprisonment for up to five years. The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. The punishment for statutory rape is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (27).
May 16, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Uzbekistan's Supreme Court in the capital Tashkent is preparing to hear the appeals of two Muslim women, Luiza Muminjanova and Nazimakhon Abdukakharova. Muminjanova is appealing against her expulsion from Tashkent's state-controlled International Islamic Academy for insisting on wearing a hijab (Islamic headcover) to classes. Abdukakharova is appealing against the ban on wearing a hijab in the Islamic secondary school attached to the Academy" (para 2). "'Muscular men and women', likened by one Tashkent Muslim to Soviet-era civilian militia, prevented female students wearing hijab from entering the Academy" (para 6). "Before the expulsions, the Academy had warned students several times that while attending the Academy they must abide by the secular...more
May 16, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Two women are awaiting Supreme Court hearings in their challenges to the ban on female students wearing hijab in Tashkent's International Islamic Academy and its secondary school. The Academy expelled Luiza Muminjanova in 2018, while Abdukakharova was allowed back after appealing" (para 1).
May 16, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Between September and December 2018, the islamic Academy forced at least six other female students to leave for insisting on wearing hijab to classes, Yelena Urlayeva, an independent human rights defender from Tashkent who chairs the Human Rights Alliance, told Forum 18 on 16 April" (para 3). "A Tashkent Muslim who wished to remain anonymous for fear of state reprisals, and who knows the female students who were forced to leave the Islamic Academy, told Forum 18 on 16 April that 'the Academy threatened that otherwise it will report them to law-enforcement agencies'. 'Muscular men and women', likened by one Tashkent Muslim to Soviet-era civilian militia, prevented female students wearing...more
May 16, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Exiled Uzbek Imam Fazliddin Parpiyev, human rights defender Urlayeva and Yakubov emphasised to Forum 18 that according to Islamic tradition, women must cover their heads, hair, shoulders, breast, which is why Muslim women traditionally wear hijab. 'Muslims must live according to the moral principles from the Koran,' Urlayeva said. Yakubov stated that 'The enforcement of the dress code for the Academy is totally against Islamic norms'" (para 53).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Uzbekistan (149).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Uzbekistani law does not establishe an anti-discrimination commission (149).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Uzbekistan (149).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Uzbekistan (149).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Uzbekistan can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (149). A woman in Uzbekistan can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (149).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 42% of the total labor force in Uzbekistan (149).