av. Navoi 122
Contact: Saidakhon Mukhitdinova
pr. Navoi 5/1
Contact: Dilbar Akhmedova
ul. A.Shamuratova 86
227 Islamov Str.
Muhiddin Hojaev St. 73
Contact: Ms. Sakhibakhon Irgasheva, Board Chairperson
Contact: Mavluda Abduhalimova
ul. Khalklar Dustligi
Yoshlik Hotel, d. 134, etazh 1, k.105
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).