Our achievements

1997

Establishing of partnership relations with the public organization “The Haven Wolverhampton” Great Britain

June, 1998

“SABR” becomes a laureate of the Democracy and Civil Society Award of the USA and European Union “In recognition of achievements in promoting democratic values and a civil society”

1998

Establishing of partnership relations with the Netherlands Organization of International Development (NOVIB) were achieved. Grant from NOVIB for “Organizational and institutional development of the Trust Center “SABR”.

April, 2000

Secretary of State Washington Ms. Madeleine K. Albright visit to SABR. Ms. Albright highly appreciated “SABR”s contribution to the democracy development and gender equality.

June, 2000

Participation and sharing experience at the 23d special session of the UN General Assembly: “Women in the year 2000: gender equality, development and peace in the 21st century”.

November, 2000

Participation of ‘SABR” at the World Forum Against Violence (Spain, Valencia), organized by the Queen Sophia Center on violence studies.

2000 – 2001

Assisting in creation of crisis centers in the Republic of Uzbekistan due to the support of John and Kathryn Mc Arthur Foundation, crisis centers’ further methodological and practical assistance.

2001

Grant from NOVIB (Netherlands) to further launching of the micro finance program, start of micro loans lending to low income layers of population in rural areas of Samarkand oblast. “SABR” becomes the first NGO rendering micro finance services in Uzbekistan independently.

2001

Participation in the process of adoption of governmental decree regulating the activity of microfinance institutions in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Pilot activity in the frameworks of the enactment of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan of August 30th, 2002 as to micro loans disbursement among low income layers of population: “ About micro finance development in the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

January, 2002

International conference “Women’s rights in independent Uzbekistan”

September, 2002

International conference “Improvement of women’s rights and reproductive health problems in Uzbekistan”

April, 2004

“SABR” becomes a member of WECF (Women of Europe for Common Future) European Union

2004 – 2006

Participation in the Micro Finance Organizations International Conferences:
“Thinking about the Future – Strategic Choices for Microfinance” (May 2004, Warsaw Poland)
“Success of Microfinance: How do We Use this Success to Maximize Benefits for Clients” (May 2005, Bucharest, Romania)
“Microfinance with a Mission: Learning Together” (June 2006, Budapest, Hungary)

2005

SABR becomes a member of MFC (Microfinance Centre for Central and Eastern Europe and NIS), Poland
Entry of “SABR” into the Republican Association of Women’s NGOs “MEHR”.
Participation in the 49th session of the UN General Assembly on women’s position “Beijing: ten years later in the way towards gender equality, development and peace”.

2005

Working group of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan participation as for a booklet: “Millenium’s goals achievement in the light of the women’s position improvement national action platform” development.

2005-2006

Olyi Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Parliament) working group participation as to legislation drafts preparation “About micro finance in Uzbekistan” and “About micro finance organizations if the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

Novermber, 2005

International conference «Social partnership in the decision of abuse against women and children problem».

2006

Daughter enterprise “Microcredit organization “SABR” creation

January, 2007

International conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of SABR. “The role of NGO in the improvement of socio-economic position of women” (Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

August, 2007

Socio-adaptation Centers creation in Akdarya, Tailak, Urgut regions and the city of Samarkand. Sewing, hairdressing and computer literacy skills development for girls from low income families.

May, 2008

International Uzbek-English Forum “Socio-economic initiatives of women in Uzbekistan” (Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

July, 2008

У Participation in the 10th International Interdisciplinary Women’s Congress: “Equality is Not a Utopia” (Spain, Madrid)

October, 2008

Participation in the summit 2008 “Micro finance and new technologies”
(New Delhi, India)

October, 2009

International Women Business and Culture Forum “Pearl of the East”, together with “The Haven Wolverhampton” London, Great Britain. Presentation of the book “Silk Road to Development” (an account of two women on their road to collaboration) by Kathleen Rees and Mavlyudakhon Shirinova, the directors of two organizations.

December, 2010

Participation in the conference “Cooperation in the sphere of education, training and employment as means of social integration achievement and struggle against poverty in neighboring to EU countries” (Brussels, Belgium)

October, 2011

II International Women’s Business and Cultural Forum “Social entrepreneurship development: experience and strategies” Samarkandand Tashkent(Uzbekistan).

March, 2012

Participation in the 2nd World conference on women’s shelters (Washington,USA)

November, 2013

III International British-Uzbek Forum “Pearl of the East”/ “Civil Society Institutes Development: basic models, conceptions and approaches” (London, UK)

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