A workshop on issues of social protection of women migrant workers was held in Karshi, Kashkadarya regions. Representatives of state bodies, mahalla committees and NGOs from Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya regions participated at the work of seminar.
Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan and UNDP Country Office in Uzbekistan organized two-day seminar entitled "Social protection of women, participating in migration processes in Uzbekistan".
The seminar was directed to raise awareness of staff of state bodies, law enforcement bodies and NGOs on social-legal protection of women-migrants. It addressed such issues as women migration, interaction of various organizations in solving illegal women migration, legislation of Uzbekistan on labour migration, raising awareness of women migrants’ rights, protection mechanisms of migrants’ rights and others.
This is the fourth seminar, organized within UNDP’s project "Promotion of the rights of women migrant workers", implemented in cooperation with Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan. The project directed to improve the protection of human rights of the women involved in labour migration in Uzbekistan and to increase the quality of services provided by relevant government and nongovernmental bodies to women migrant workers and the victims of human trafficking.
Gulnara Marufova, deputy chairperson of Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, briefed on measures carried out by the committee in cooperation with the state bodies in this sphere. She said the events dedicated to women empowerment and improvement of their status are main directions of state policy of Uzbekistan.
Ms Marufova underlined that the joint work on analysis and monitoring of issues such as women employment, soft crediting women entrepreneurs and education of women.