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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of September 2, 2019 No. ZRU-562

About guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men

Accepted by Legislative house on August 17, 2019

Approved by the Senate on August 23, 2019

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the sphere of providing the equal rights and opportunities for women and men.

Article 2. Legislation on guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men

The legislation on guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

temporary special measures on ensuring realization of gender policy - the measures of legal, organizational and institutional nature accepted by state bodies for elimination of inequality of floors, achievement of specific purposes on ensuring the actual or fundamental equality of women and men;

gender - social aspect of the relations between women and men which is shown in all spheres of activity of society, including policy, economy, the right, ideology and culture, science and education;

gender statistics - the part of the state statistics including the data on provision of women and men disaggregated on the basis of sex in all spheres of activity of society, reflecting the relevant provision of persons of different floor in all spheres of socio-political life, covering gender problems and the relations in society;

gender and legal examination - the analysis of regulatory legal acts and their projects regarding compliance to the principles of providing guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men;

direct discrimination on the basis of sex - any distinction, exception or restriction which are directed to non-recognition for women and men of their rights and freedoms in all spheres of activity of society, including discrimination on the reason of marital status, pregnancy, family obligations, and also sexual harassment, different payment for equal work and qualification;

indirect discrimination on the basis of floor - creation of situation, provision or the criteria putting same-gender persons in less advantage in comparison with persons of other floor including promotion of gender inequality through mass media, education, culture, establishment of conditions or requirements which can entail negative consequences for persons of the defined sex.

Article 4. Basic principles of providing guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men

The basic principles of providing guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men are:

legality;

democratism;

equality of women and men;

inadmissibility of discrimination on the basis of floor;

openness and transparency.

Article 5. Non-admission of discrimination on the basis of floor

Women and men have the equal rights and opportunities guaranteed by the state.

Is not discrimination on the basis of floor:

establishment of distinctions in regulation of the relations connected with functions of the birth of children and breastfeeding;

appeal on compulsory military service according to the procedure, established by the law;

acceptance on the basis of this Law of temporary special measures on ensuring realization of gender policy;

the features of labor protection of women and men connected with protection of their reproductive health;

provision of the recommendations to professional qualification based on opportunities of accomplishment of obligations only by persons of the defined sex;

establishment of distinctions in regulation of procedure and conditions of keeping in places of detention, execution of the punishment and other measures of legal impact;

the positive measures directed to strengthening of the social status of women in society, providing the equal rights and opportunities for women and men.

Article 6. Guarantees of providing the equal rights and opportunities for women and men

The state guarantees to women and men equality when implementing the personal, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

The state guarantees to women and men equal participation in administration of society and state, the electoral process, providing the equal rights and opportunities in the sphere of health protection, education, science, culture, work and social protection, and also in other spheres of the state and public life.

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