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Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan)

Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan) has a Bicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house and upper house and at the sub-national level. 48 of 147 (33%) seats in the Oliy Majlis / Supreme Assembly are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Bicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? Yes
  • For the Upper House? Yes
  • For the Sub-National Level? Yes

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Mar 25, 2021

Single/Lower House

Oliy Majlis / Supreme Assembly

Total seats 147
Total Women 48
% Women 33%
Election Year 2020
Electoral System TRS
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Constitution  
Electoral law

‘The number of women shall constitute not less than 30 per cent of the total number of candidates deputy nominated by a political party’ (Law on Elections of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, Article 22 (4)).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance No

None

Rank order/placement rules No

None

Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? No  
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Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties? No  
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Upper House

Senate

Total seats 100
Total Women 23
% Women 23%
Election Year 2020
Electoral System Indirectly elected
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas>
Election details IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Electoral law  
Legal sanctions for non-compliance No data available
Rank order/placement rules No data available

Quota at the Sub-National Level

  • Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Constitution  
Electoral law

‘The number of women ought to be not less than 30 per cent of the total number of candidates for the election nominated by a political party’ (Law on Elections to Regional, District and City Council of Deputies, Article 22 (6)).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance No None
Rank order/placement rules No None

Additional Information

The Legislative Chamber consists of 150 members, of whom 135 are elected by a popular vote in constituencies through a two-round system and 15 are indirectly elected. The 30 per cent minimum gender quota for the Supreme Assembly and the Regional, District and City Councils was first introduced in 2004.

"No laws restrict women’s political participation. Uzbekistan prohibits violence against women and forbids discrimination in the workplace. Consequently, women hold high offices throughout the country, and since 2004, when the 30% quota for women in political parties’ lists of candidates was introduced, the proportion of women in Parliament has increased, from 9.4% in 2014 to 16% in 2017" (Asian Development Bank).

"The Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirms the importance of the Beijing Platform for Action as a basis for further reforms, policy development and project implementation, especially in the context of setting the goals for achieving gender equality in the framework of the “Development Strategy of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021" (UNECE).

 

 

 

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Additional reading

  • ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (December 2018). "UZBEKISTAN COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENT UPDATE". Published in 2018. Found at: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/institutional-document/479841/uzbekistan-country-gender-assessment-update.pdf (Accessed March 2021).

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