Country Tajikistan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Social services > Psycho-social counselling
Form of Violence Trafficking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The State centre for the support of girl victims of violence, under the Charoghi Hidoyat ("Beacon") girls' education centre, was established in 2009 following Decision No. 670 of 31 December 2008 of the Government of Tajikistan. 

The State center is based in Dushanbe and is composed of 15 staff, comprising the Director, specialists, social workers and teachers.

At the Charoghi Hidoyat centre, social workers provide life‑skills training and teachers provide educational support to teenagers and young girls victims (between the ages of 10 and 18) of various forms of violence, including trafficking.  The centre also houses and supports 12 girls with its services.

International non-governmental organizations are invited to the centre to conduct workshops.

The non-governmental organization named British Children's Legal Centre is running a project in support of the centre for the support of girl victims of violence.

Source of Information

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