Andijan hosted a seminar entitled "Social protection of women, participating in migration processes in Uzbekistan", which gathered representatives of state bodies, mahalla committees and NGOs from Andijan and Namangan region.
This is the fifth seminar, organized within the joint project of Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan and UNDP Country Office in Uzbekistan "Promotion of the rights of women migrant workers" in accordance with state programme "The Year of Social Protection".
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.
The project "Promotion of the rights of women migrant workers" 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, delivered a report on carried out measures and work of the Committee in these directions in cooperation with state bodies and other organizations since 1995.
Ms Marufova drew attention of participants that it is necessary to strengthen joint work on analysis and monitoring of women’s employment, as well as activity on creation of the centers on social protection under local offices of Women’s Committee to protection unemployed women and those who need social protection.