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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

(as amended on 11-04-2023)

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;

gender audit - studying and assessment of condition of observance of requirements of the legislation on guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men, and also integrated gender approach in activities of state bodies and organizations, including when carrying out personnel policy;

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;

integrated gender approach - the organization by state bodies and the organizations of the activities, including carrying out personnel policy according to the legislation on guarantees of the equal rights and opportunities for women and men.

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