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Women in Uzbekistan: Country Briefing Paper

Author: W. Mee
Publication Date: Feb 2001
The economic transition in Uzbekistan has brought about worrisome trends in women's socio-economic status: the feminization of poverty, including higher levels of women's unemployment, deteriorating health and education status of women due mainly to the increasing cost of social services and other socio- economic factors. This Country Briefing Paper provides an overview of the situation of women in Uzbekistan, and identifies current issues that concern them including capacity building to support gender equality and the economic and human costs of development. Lastly, gender issues are analysed within the context of the Bank's operations and recommendations are made for how ADB can effectively support the Government and the growing women's NGO movement to address these issues.