Tajikistan

Population size: 

9,543,886 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

19% of women suffered physical or intimate sexual partner violence in the last year. [2]

A third to a half of women in Tajikistan regularly encounter some form of violence in the family, either by their husbands or other members of the husband’s family". [3]

According to a UN Women study, at least one in five women are affected by domestic abuse. [4]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research available.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research available.


Current law and policy:

The Government of Tajikistan commits to end violence against women and girls. The National Committee on Family and Women under the Government of Tajikistan as the lead responsible agency for coordination and implementation of gender equality policy in the country has committed to continue its efforts for prevention of violence against women and girls via effective implementation of the National Strategy on Activation of the Women’s Role for the Years 2011-2020. As part of the activities within the implementation of the National Strategy, the Committee on Women and Family Affairs will continue to enhance the quality and access to state services for domestic violence survivors by strengthening the capacities of the state service providers and by conducting activities aimed at prevention of violence against women and girls. The Committee will ensure the implementation of the recently adopted Law on Domestic Violence. More specifically, it will focus on enhancing the legal and institutional framework to combat violence against women, strengthening the capacities of crisis centres to work with cases of violence against women and improving data collection on violence against women. The Committee will ensure the participation of women and girls in all levels of the decision-making process and create the conditions and opportunities to ensure women’s employment in all sectors.

Public spending - Funds from the State Budget have been set aside for the Action Plan for the Prevention of Violence in the Family from 2014-2023 but the figures have not been published. The implementation of the Plan has been criticised for a lack of funds to ensure it is fully effective. [5]


 

Sources


[1] Worldometer, “Tajikistan Population (Live)”, (worldometers.info)

[2] UN Women, “Global Database on Violence Against Women – Tajikistan”, (evaw-global-database.unwomen.org)

[3] https://evaw-global-database.unwomen.org/-/media/files/un%20women/vaw/country%20report/asia/tajikistan/tajikistan%20srvaw.pdf?vs=1600

[4] https://www.rferl.org/a/domestic-violence-tajikistan/30188502.html

[5] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CEDAW/Shared%20Documents/TJK/INT_CEDAW_CSS_TJK_32597_E.pdf