PRACTICAL WORKSHOP FOR THE HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENTS/UNITS ON WOMEN AND FAMILY AFFAIRS IN KHATLON PROVINCE
Practical workshop for the heads of the departments/units on women and family affairs was carried out on 23-24 July in Nurek, within the framework of PDV project. Representatives from 25 districts of Khatlon province, including the officials responsible for the implementation of the State Programme on Prevention of Domestic Violence in the Republic of Tajikistan for 2014-2023. Deputy Chairman of Khatlon province, Chairman of the Department on Women and Family Affairs of Khatlon province along with the representatives of GOPA/PDV in the Republic of Tajikistan has took part in the event.
During the first day of the workshop, the Committee on Women and Family Affairs under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan presented an overview of the main tasks assigned to the staff of the Committee/Departments/Sectors for Women and Family Affairs in the field of domestic violence prevention, along with the functions related to the response to the DV cases and referral of the victims to corresponding specialists to receive the necessary services.
Representatives of the of the GOPA mbH branch in the Republic of Tajikistan/PDV Project presented the results of the study on causes and triggers of domestic violence, provided the information about the activities carried out with the population aimed at the prevention of DV, and outlined the preliminary content of awareness raising activities to be conducted with the population as well as the module for discussions with household members within the framework of household discussion designed under “From house to house”.
The second day of the workshop was dedicated to overview of the comparative results of the activities carried out by the interdepartmental working groups on the prevention of domestic violence in 25 districts of the Khatlon province over the past three years. The participants were informed on the achievements, challenges, exchange of positive experience. The participants concluded the practical workshop by identifying positive experience, challenges and offered their recommendations related to potential next steps.