The Impact Of The Crisis On Women In Central Asia
The current global crisis is bringing economic and financial burden to working class women and rural women’s lives in Central Asia, which were and still are under tremendous impact of the previous crisis.
Cut in trade, leading to cut of textile production with majority female employees, reduction of remittance is leading to increase of their job insecurity, significant reduction of women’s income, increase of their vulnerability to greater gender discrimination, to reduction in access to education and
health services. Women entrepreneurs have fewer opportunities to get access to financial resources. In the last two decades, Central Asia7 has undergone two major economic processes: transitioning to a market economy and joining the global economic system. From 2005- 2007 – before the global crisis began - Central Asia’s development processes were just beginning to see positive gains. However, the crisis has proven development progress to be fragile and unstable.