Country Tajikistan
Year 2009 - 2010
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Tajikistan has about forty (40) Information and Advisory Centres that were established in 2009 and 2010.  Their mandate is to enact the chairs of provincial, municipal and district executive authorities and associated regulations.  The Information and Advisory Centers have a total of 80 staff, who are psychologists and lawyers.

Legal advisory services and consultations are available for women who wish to learn about their rights and to women victims of domestic violence.  These services are provided by lawyers, psychologists and members of the Committee on Women and the Family, who also make appearances in the media.

International organizations (such as UNIFEM) and local non-governmental organizations are invited to the centres to conduct workshops.

Religious leaders take part in round tables, workshops and meetings with women in local areas (in the mahallas).

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Tajikistan to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011