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December 19, 2019

In September 2019, Uzbekistan adopted the country’s first ever gender equality law, “Guarantees of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men”. The long-awaited law represents a firm stance against gender-based discrimination and ensures equal rights for both sexes – an ambitious goal in a society with deeply-rooted gender stereotypes.

Charge d'affaires (CDA) Alan Meltzer delivered opening remarks
December 2, 2019

Today, Charge d'affaires (CDA) Alan Meltzer delivered opening remarks at an event organized by USAID’s Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Program marking the internationally recognized 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign. Women's Committee Chair/Deputy Prime Minister Elmira Bositkhanova, Senate Chair Tanzila Narbaeva, Development Strategy Center (DSC) Director Eldor Tulyakov joined CDA Meltzer in recognizing the role the U.S. government and the Government of Uzbekistan have taken to promote gender equality in Uzbekistan at the event.

 Early Grade Reading
November 18, 2019

Today, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum and Minister of Public Education Sherzod Shermatov visited School #238 in Tashkent to launch an Early Grade Reading (EGRA) and Early Grade Math Assessments (EGMA) pilot in Uzbekistan. One of the key partnerships between USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan is focused on promoting quality education for Uzbekistani children. The collaboration between Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Public Education (MPE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to advance early grade reading and math for Uzbekistan’s school children.

USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan
November 12, 2019

The Central Asia Trade Forum, the region’s flagship international event for companies and exporters, opened today in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Over 500 leaders from government, business and civil society from Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States gathered to explore investment and innovation in horticulture across the region.