Research and Reports
last updated May 2014
Uzbekistan: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2013, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, (February 28, 2014). Section 6 of the report addresses women’s human rights in Uzbekistan.
World Report 2014—Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch (January 21, 2014). Annual review of human rights practices around the globe, summarizing key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories. Forced sterilization discussed at page 2 of the Uzbekistan chapter.
Forced Sterilization of Women in Uzbekistan, Antelava, Natalia, Open Society Foundations (December 2013). An investigative report on a centrally-regulated program in Uzbekistan to sterilize women of reproductive age, with the apparent goal of controlling population growth.
Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Uzbekistan, United Nations, Human Rights Council (July 2013).This report is based on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uzbekistan held in April 2013. .
Trafficking in Persons Report 2013: Uzbekistan, U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (June 2013).
Submission, Universal Periodic Review of Uzbekistan (2012), Uzbek Bureau on Human Rights and Rule of Law (UBHRRL). NGO submission to the U.N. Human Rights Councildescribing the human rights situation in Uzbekistan and offering recommendations. The section on violence against women and gender stereotypes begins at paragraph 40.
Curbing Domestic Violence in Central Asia, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Central Asia Human Rights Reporting Project. RCA Issue 646 (April 14, 2011). This video report covers an Institute for War and Peace Reporting meeting regarding violence against women in Central Asian countries, including in Uzbekistan.
United Nations, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 45th session, Concluding Comments: Uzbekistan, CEDAW/C/UZB/CO/4 (26 January 2010). The Committee’s written response to the fourth report of Uzbekistan on the status of its implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The Concluding Comments include areas of concern and recommendations; paragraphs 21-23 and 52 address violence against women. In February 2013, Uzbekistan provided additional information on its implementation of the Committee’s concluding observations. CEDAW/C/UZB/CO/4/Add.1 
Uzbekistan. From House to House: Abuses by Mallala Committees, Human Rights Watch (September 2003). This report contains a section on domestic violence in Uzbekistan (on page 23).
Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan, The Advocates for Human Rights (December 2002). This report documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Uzbekistan. The report analyzes the Uzbek legal system, including the criminal justice system and family law. The report includes a discussion of the mahallah structure and how it relates to domestic violence as well as information on both the police and NGO response to domestic violence in Uzbekistan. The report also addresses Uzbekistan's obligations under international law.
Sacrificing Women to Save the Family? Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch (July 2001). This report highlights the failure of the State to investigate allegations of domestic abuse, focusing largely on interviews with women in rural communities.

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