Uzbekistan

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December 12, 2006
Closed by the government

Tashkent Women's Resource Center (TWRC) has closed operations under pressure from the Uzbek government. The request to close down was issued by the Ministry of Justice immediately following the 2005 WLP-TWRC August 2005 Central Asia Institute for Women's Leadership and Training of Trainers. TWRC's fate is shared by many national and international non-governmental organizations in Uzbekistan as the government implements a wave of forced closures. International organizations subject to forced closure in 2006 include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Freedom House, and the Eurasia Foundation. WLP will continue to work with partners in the Central Asia region to advance women's human rights and development.

 

Our Partner

Tashkent Women's Resource CenterTashkent Women's Resource Center (TWRC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes democratization of public processes through uplifting women's economic and political status, and empowering women in Uzbekistan.

TWRC realizes its objectives through the following activities:

  • Publication and distribution of the periodical Women of Central Asia to raise awareness about women's issues;
  • Working with the poorest groups of the population, particularly women, in Tashkent and Tashkent province;
  • Organization of roundtable discussions on gender issues with feminist NGOs and representatives of government agencies for activation and strengthening of partner links between women's organizations;
  • Participation in educational workshops, meetings and talk shows on the issues of women's legal status, economic independence and health;
  • Conducting sociological research into the state of poor women in Uzbekistan;
  • Provision of information through a library and information center;
  • Regular dissemination of releases and information bulletins, to NGOs, international and intergovernmental organizations.
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