Public organization / Association “Public Advisors of the Republic of Tajikistan” within the framework of the project “Provision of information and legal support on gender equality issues in Northern Tajikistan”, implemented with the financial support of the University of Central Asia, within the framework of the project “Promoting Gender Equality through Civil Society” (AGECS) with the support of the Government of Canada, through the Foundation for Development and Empowerment (F4HE), conducted information and educational trainings to prepare a team of para-lawyers from among students of Law faculty, advocates and human rights defenders.
The training program consisted of the following topics:
– What is gender equality?
– The causes of gender inequality and ways to combat this phenomenon;
– Subjects preventing gender inequality / domestic violence (familiarization with the norms of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the Prevention of Domestic Violence”;
– Responsibility for the use of violence;
– Basic concepts of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination” (dated July 22, 2022);
– National mechanisms for protecting the rights of victims of gender inequality;
– Regional mechanisms for protecting the rights of victims of gender inequality;
– International mechanisms for protecting the rights of victims of gender inequality;
– UN – as the main mechanism for the protection of human rights;
– Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women;
– The judiciary as the main mechanism for protecting human rights.
The participants noted the importance and relevance of the project initiative, and expressed their readiness to help achieve the goals and objectives set by the project team.
The trainings were fruitful and in a friendly atmosphere. Each training group has identified its own leaders who will coordinate the work of para-lawyers in the five target regions of the project, and undertake to be in constant contact with the Project Implementers.