An over-simplistic introduction on the “Islamic” norms in pre-Soviet Central Asia is followed by paragraphs crediting the Soviet power with twentieth-century progresses, and criticising Uzbek tradition as it has been revaluated since independence for the limitations presently met by women in access to education and work market. The conclusive part enhances the role played by state-subsidised organisations like the Women’s Committee and the Businesswomen’s Association in the promotion of women’s rights in present-day Uzbekistan, with special attention for rural areas.

The Redaction
CER: II-6.4.G-540