OSCE Convenes Conference in Tajikistan on Violence against Women
Friday, October 24, 2008 4:25 PM

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) convened a three day conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan 20-22 October, 2008 to address ways in which states should address violence against women.  Approximately 100 experts from 21 countries attended with the goal of discussing best practices in implementing legislation and programs in many of the OSCE member states. 

Tajikistan's Deputy Prime Minister, Rukiya Kurbonova, reported that "The Government of Tajikistan with the support of the OSCE and other international agencies is undertaking steps to ensure gender equality and to fight human trafficking and violence against women." 

Compiled from:  "Strategy needed to halt violence against women, say participants at OSCE Dushanbe meeting," OSCE Press Release, 21 October 2008.

The Advocates for Human Rights attended this conference during a trip to Tajikistan to deliver the final report on domestic violence in Tajikistan. 

For the press release, click here.

For The Advocates for Human rights report, Domestic Violence in Tajikistan, October 2008, click here.