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Curbing Domestic Violence in Central Asia

Video report from IWPR meeting on major challenge facing societies in five states.
By Shahodat Saibnazarova
  • Показ видеофильма о домашнем насилии. (Фото: IWPR)
    Показ видеофильма о домашнем насилии. (Фото: IWPR)

An IWPR round-table debate on violence against women provided a unique opportunity for policymakers and practitioners to swap ideas on tackling this complex and sensitive issue.

The March 29-30 event in the Tajik capital Dushanbe brought women’s rights activists together with representatives of governments, courts and police forces to discuss what is working – and what isn’t – in Central Asian countries.

 Domestic violence is all too often seen as a private matter in which the state should not intervene, but participants agreed that it needed to be brought out into the light through awareness-raising, tougher legislation and practical solutions. For more information on the meeting, see this IWPR report.

The video report was produced by Shahodat Saibnazarova, IWPR’s radio editor in Tajikistan.

This IWPR round-table funded is under two projects: Building Central Asian Human Rights Protection & Education Through the Media, funded by the European Commission; and the Human Rights Reporting, Confidence Building and Conflict Information Programme, funded by the Foreign Ministry of Norway.

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