Dushanbe, Tajikistan, June 02, 2022 – U.S. Embassy Dushanbe’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs section, in cooperation with Public Organization “Korvoni Umed,” is proud to announce the beginning of the “Protecting and Empowering Women at Risk in Rudaki District” project under the Rule of Law program. The project is expected to last 24 months at a cost of $98,900.00.
This two-year project will focus on establishing a crisis center in Rudaki District of the Republic of Tajikistan for domestic violence survivors and providing rehabilitation services in terms of legal, medical, and psychological support. The project will focus on empowering at-risk women to support themselves financially and become legally educated and will build the capacity of local authorities and civil society activists to fight against domestic violence and gender-based violence in Rudaki District. The project will include the provision of trainings, awareness raising, and information campaigns for youth and members of the community to prevent domestic violence and assist survivors. This project will help to build trust and close cooperation with local authorities and to prevent domestic/gender-based violence under existing laws.
Public Organization “Korvoni Umed” will partner with the U.S. Embassy Rule of Law Program by assisting the Tajik government to build an integrated, fair, accountable, and transparent survivors’ support system where all key players, including women and girls, have equal participation rights.