Uzbekistan: Space for Freedom of Speech tightens

Dear colleagues, partners, and advocates for freedom of speech, We, as representatives of the “Birlik” party and “Association of Central Asia”, including our representative office in Uzbekistan, are deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the realm of human rights and freedom of speech in our country. We would like to particularly draw attention to the fate of Otabek […]

In Uzbekistan, Residents Complain of Poor Quality in Rural Housing Projects

By Gulnoz Mamarasulova Affordable housing projects funded by foreign investment are an important initiative to benefit low-income families in need of housing, especially in rural areas, but there are several challenges. In June 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the allocation of a results-based loan of $500 million to support a project for the construction of multi-story affordable housing […]

Gulnoz Mamarasulova: Assessment of prison conditions in Uzbekistan

Roundtable on Prison Conditions in Uzbekistan Dear colleagues and participants, I am Gulnoz Mamarasulova, the representative of the Sweden-based human rights organization Association Central Asia, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice in Uzbekistan in 2020. I would like to congratulate you all on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. […]

Young people interested in the life of civil society visited the Representative office

Today, September 29, young people interested in the life of civil society and the activities of NGOs visited the representative office of the Association of Central Asia in Uzbekistan. At the meeting in the form of a roundtable discussion, the director of the office, Gulnoz Mamarasulova, discussed the following issues with the students of the […]

Ombudsman and Community groups monitoring in Namangan Penitentiary No. 6

On August 10, 2023, the representative office of the “Central Asian Association” Society participated in the monitoring to study the conditions in the penal institution No. 6 in the Pop district and to check whether the rights of the detainees are ensured there. The conditions created there were studied, conversations were held with the prisoners. […]

Meeting with OSCE Chairman-in-Office Bujar Osmani

Today, on August 9, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, met with civil society activists during his visit to Uzbekistan. During the meeting, Mr. Osmani expressed his views on the role and importance of civil society in carrying out socio-political and economic reforms, and that all the government’s efforts […]

Lecture on elimination of all forms of discrimination in education was held by Ms. Gulnoz Mamarasulova

Sustainable Development Goal 4 titled ‘Quality Education’ is one of the core goals of the SDGs developed by the United Nations in 2015. This goal aims to achieve universal access to a quality education by reducing disparities and inequities consistently. TSUULL University contributes to UN SDG through its teaching and community projects. Our Public Lecture […]

Meeting with Ilhan Kyuchyuk, member of the European Parliament

On February 21, the European Union delegation visited Uzbekistan and started the meetings with civil society activists.Director of the Representative Office of the “Association Central Asia” in Uzbekistan, Gulnoz Mamarasulova, also participated in the meeting and expressed concerns about the difficulties in registering NGOs and violations of labor rights in Uzbekistan.

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Meeting with the Abdulaziz Nabiev, a member of the Council from Syrdarya region

On November 10, 2022, an online meeting of the National Council of Independent Civil Society was held under the Representative Office. The main guest is Abdulaziz Nabiev, a member of the Council from Syrdarya region, civil society activist. The following main issues were discussed at the meeting: Circumstances related to human rights and their violation […]