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05 July 2018

Zindagii Shoista – Living with Dignity: Evidence-based intervention on prevention of violence against women and girls in rural Tajikistan

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: VAWG & Social Norms
  • Country: Tajikistan
  • Project: International Alert - Tajikistan

This report presents the evaluation results of a project to curb levels of VAWG in rural Tajikistan, where around 60 per cent of women experience sexual, physical and emotional violence. Baseline research found that drivers include gender norms, social pressure, poverty, food insecurity, mental health issues, and alcohol and substance abuse. The project worked with 80 families across four villages, running weekly sessions to improve behaviours, relationships and communication, and also strengthening , livelihoods and financial management skills. Grants were given, in the form of livestock and equipment, to aid income generating activities, and the report outlines the success in reducing violence and making relationships stronger and more equitable.

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