29 may 2022
Study tour: experience exchange and networking
A delegation consisting of government lawyers and advocates from Isfara, Khujand and B. Gafurov district of Sughd region visited Dushanbe and Yovon district of Khatlon region to study the experience of colleagues in providing qualified assistance to victims of sexual and gender violence. In Dushanbe, the participants of the study tour visited the office of the Korvoni Umed public organization, which has been successfully providing legal and psychological assistance to women victims of domestic violence for many years. The director of this organization, Umeda Sadriddinova, cordially received the guests and shared her experience of working at her crisis center and temporary shelter. Umeda also spoke about the unique experience of creating a social cafe "Chatr", which contributes to the achievement of self-financing of the organization and the employment of clients of the temporary shelter - women victims of violence.
The delegation of the Sughd region paid a visit to the rehabilitation center for women victims of violence, which operates at the district hospital of the Yovon district, Khatlon region. According to the doctor in charge Aliyeva Firuza, during the year of operation, this center has already accepted 7 women who suffered from violence and provided the necessary assistance, including medical care free of charge. In Yovon, the delegation also visited the office of state lawyer Holmurodzoda Alisher, where all participants discussed the procedure for providing primary legal assistance to the population.
Also, the Sogdian delegation, together with the state lawyers and advocates from Yovon, Rudaki, Gisar, representatives of the Committee on Women and Family Affairs under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and hotline 1313 took part in the filming of a talk show on the republican TV "Jahonnamo", dedicated to the provision of legal assistance to the persons affected by SGBV.
The study tour ended with a working meeting organized in the hall of the Legal Aid Center of the Republic of Tajikistan with the support of the head of the center Loik Nusratov. At the meeting, the participants discussed the current status of primary and secondary legal aid work in the target areas, and developed an action plan to strengthen further work.
The project is part of the Spotlight Initiative, which aims to end all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030, as part of a multi-year global partnership between the European Union and the United Nations