On 21 January the Office in Tajikistan facilitated a meeting between 23 local NGOs and Public Council members in Garm, Rasht Group region, to discuss domestic violence.
During the meeting, the participants brought up the need for information exchange between key local players, both state and non-state actors.
Other topics on the agenda were the challenges, roles and responsibilities of police inspectors dealing with domestic violence matters and the role of public organizations in the area of prevention of this phenomenon at community level.
The Office proposed the establishment of a regional Working Group on Gender Sensitivity and Domestic Violence. A similar working group is envisaged to be established in Kulyab.