Tadbirkor Ayol Republican Women's Business Association


Tashkent office
Afrosiab St. 41
700015 Tashkent
Tel: 56-73-28; 56-73-41
Fax: 56-81-58
E-mail: bwauzb@bwauzb.silk.org
Contact: Dildora Alimbekova, Chairperson; Tadjikhon D. Saydikramova, Director

Andijan Branch
av. Navoi 122
Tel: 25-85-88
Contact: Saidakhon Mukhitdinova

Bukhara Branch
pr. Navoi 5/1
705018 Bukhara
Tel/Fax: 23-60-21
E-mail: dilbar@bswa.bukhara.silk.org
Contact: Dilbar Akhmedova

Nukus Branch
ul. A.Shamuratova 86
742000 Nukus
Tel/Fax: 2-58-58
Contact:Aukhan Saekeeva

Kokand Branch
227 Islamov Str.
713000 Kokand
Muhiddin Hojaev St. 73
713000 Kokand
Tel: 32-582/41-109
E-mail: root@bwa.kokand.silk.org
Contact: Ms. Sakhibakhon Irgasheva, Board Chairperson

Namangan Branch
Tel: 25-31-98
E-mail: mavluda@abnur.silk.org
Contact: Mavluda Abduhalimova

Navoi Branch
ul. Khalklar Dustligi
Yoshlik Hotel, d. 134, etazh 1, k.105
Tel: 4-41-76
Fax: 56-81-58
Contact: Larisa Yurikova

Tadbirkor Ayol helps women develop small businesses, particularly in the rural areas of Uzbekistan. It provides both business,vocational and computer training and assists women to access business development funds. In 1996 the association developed a program on human rights and planned to lobby members of the Oliy Majlis (parliament) for legislation protecting women from discrimination and "social and economic violence."

The association also provides a forum for experienced businesswomen to share their expertise with women entrepreneurs. It has received assistance from the Eurasia Foundation, other U.S. and European Community organizations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the World Bank. With divisions in 12 oblasts, it has grown to over 3,000 members by 1997. Its branches in Bukhara, Kokand, Andijan, and Nukus are the most active.

The Kokand branch of Tadbirkor Ayol was founded in 1994, partly in response to a "request" from the regional department of the Fergana hakimiyat. Its leader, Ms. Irgasheva, was a leader of the Komsomol and local Communist Party during Soviet times, but since then she has helped to organize 15 women's NGOs in the Kokand region, including Nodir, a center for mothers and their children. Ms. Irgasheva also sits on the board of the Open Society Institute-Uzbekistan. See additional information for Tadbirkor Ayol under Tashkent.

Last updated:    November 1998

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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