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July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals generally had the right to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children; to manage their reproductive health; and to have the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. There continued, however, to be periodic media reports that the government directed doctors to sterilize women without their informed consent, 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" (Pg...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, 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. The Women’s Committee and mahalla representatives conducted systematic campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of child marriage and early births. The committee also held regular public meetings with community representatives and girls in schools to emphasize the importance of education, selfreliance, financial independence, and the right to free choice. In some rural areas, girls as young as 15 occasionally were married in religious ceremonies not officially recognized by the state" (Pg 30).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reported cases in which women attempted or committed suicide as a result of domestic violence, although those active in women’s issues suggested that there could be unreported cases. According to observers, the usual reason for suicide was conflict with a husband or mother-in-law, who by tradition exercised complete control over a wife. There were no government-run shelters or hotlines for victims of domestic abuse, and very few NGOs focused on domestic violence" (Pg 28).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, which remained common. While the law punishes physical assault, police often discouraged women from making complaints against abusive partners, and officials rarely removed abusers from their homes or took them into custody. Society considered the physical abuse of women to be a personal rather than criminal matter. Human rights contacts, however, reported greater willingness by local police and officials to address reports of domestic violence, including in Jizzakh Province and in the traditionally conservative Fergana Valley. Family members or elders usually handled such cases, and they rarely came to court. Local authorities emphasized reconciling husband and wife, rather than addressing the abuse....more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-3

"Legal status and rights under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws are the same for men and women. The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and the National Women’s Committee promoted the legal rights of women. Women historically have held leadership positions across all sectors of society, although they were not as prevalent as men, and cultural and religious practices limited their effectiveness. The government provided little data that could be used to determine whether women experienced discrimination in access to employment or credit or were paid less for substantially similar work. The labor code prohibits women from working in many industries open to men" (Pg 29).more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not explicitly prohibit sexual harassment, but it is illegal for a man to coerce into a sexual relationship a woman who has a business or financial dependency. Social norms, lack of reporting, and lack of legal recourse made it difficult to assess the scope of the problem" (Pg 28).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1, CLCW-LAW-2, IRP-LAW-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Ostensibly to combat trafficking in persons, government regulations require male relatives of women between ages 18 and 35 to submit a statement pledging that the women would not engage in illegal behavior, including prostitution, while abroad" (Pg 21).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"During the December 2014 parliamentary elections, in accordance with the law, slightly more than 30 percent of candidates were women" (Pg 25).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Contraception generally was available to men and women. In most districts maternity clinics were available and staffed by fully trained doctors, who gave a wide range of prenatal and postpartum care. There were reports that more women in rural areas than in urban areas gave birth at home without the presence of skilled medical attendants" (Pg 29).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Legal status and rights under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws are the same for men and women. The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and the National Women’s Committee promoted the legal rights of women. Women historically have held leadership positions across all sectors of society, although they were not as prevalent as men, and cultural and religious practices limited their effectiveness. The government provided little data that could be used to determine whether women experienced discrimination in access to employment or credit or were paid less for substantially similar work. The labor code prohibits women from working in many industries open to men" (Pg 29). "The law...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"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 known cases. Cultural norms discouraged women and their families from speaking openly about rape, and the press rarely reported it" (Pg 28). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. The punishment for statutory rape is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment. 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" (Pg 30).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. The punishment for statutory rape is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment. 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" (Pg 30).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-LAW-1

"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 known cases. Cultural norms discouraged women and their families from speaking openly about rape, and the press rarely reported it" (Pg 28).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law and constitution prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, language, and social status. Nonetheless, societal discrimination against women and persons with disabilities existed, and child abuse persisted" (Pg 28). "Legal status and rights under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws are the same for men and women. The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and the National Women’s Committee promoted the legal rights of women. Women historically have held leadership positions across all sectors of society, although they were not as prevalent as men, and cultural and religious practices limited their effectiveness. The government provided little data that could be used to determine whether women...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Couples and individuals generally had the right to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children; to manage their reproductive health; and to have the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. There continued, however, to be periodic media reports that the government directed doctors to sterilize women without their informed consent, 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. Contraception...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Contraception generally was available to men and women. In most districts maternity clinics were available and staffed by fully trained doctors, who gave a wide range of prenatal and postpartum care. There were reports that more women in rural areas than in urban areas gave birth at home without the presence of skilled medical attendants" (Pg 29). "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. The Women’s Committee and mahalla representatives conducted systematic campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of child marriage and early births. The committee also held regular...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, which remained common. While the law punishes physical assault, police often discouraged women from making complaints against abusive partners, and officials rarely removed abusers from their homes or took them into custody. Society considered the physical abuse of women to be a personal rather than criminal matter. Human rights contacts, however, reported greater willingness by local police and officials to address reports of domestic violence, including in Jizzakh Province and in the traditionally conservative Fergana Valley. Family members or elders usually handled such cases, and they rarely came to court. Local authorities emphasized reconciling husband and wife, rather than addressing the abuse"...more
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).