Happy International Women's Day!
March 8 celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world and calls for continued action on gender parity.
As a public holiday in Central Asia, the nations combine International Women's Day and Mother's Day for this celebration. Backed by legislation ensuring equal rights, childcare leave up to three years and benefits for pregnant women as well, Uzbekistan is proud of its high literacy rates and record of leadership roles for women. The government supports programs for health, education, assistance with jobs for female university graduates, and assistance including micro-loans for women entrepreneurs. Silk Road Treasure Tours supports these actions and salutes all the women of Uzbekistan as well as the many who work for us and travel with us.