On 12 May, in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the Family and Women’s Affairs Committee of Samarkand province, a women’s festival entitled “Woman of the 21st century” was held under the motto “Woman of science - mirror of society”. The event was attended by advisers to the Rector on women’s issues of the Republic of Uzbekistan, women from Samarkand region’s higher education institutions, including women scientists from the International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage “Iraqi Way”.
At the festival, the Chair of the Senate of the Republic of Uzbekistan, T.K.Norbaeva, delivered her views and appeals to the festival participants online through a video message. The speakers detailed the reforms carried out in our country during the Third Renaissance, the opportunities created for women, the issues of increasing women’s activism in society and in the development of science, the expression of attitudes towards women in hadiths, the causes of harassment and violence against women and the mechanisms for preventing them.
The festival also included a national costume podium, a concert programme and a cycling sports competition among the participants.