$2,500 for the continued construction of the Tajikistan Women’s Resource Center. Tajikistan is located in the southeastern most corner of Central Asia, sharing borders with China to the east and Afghanistan to the south. Tajikstan is considered the poorest of the Central Asian republics with nearly half of its inhabitants living below the poverty line. The first floor of the Community Center has been built and FFI’s funding will facilitate construction of the second floor. The mission of the Center is to improve the socio-economic situation of low-income families, increase the role of women in society and prevent discrimination against women in society and in the family.
Major activities to accomplish these goals will include community seminars for parents and young girls on the importance of education and on domestic violence issues, in-house legal assistance and psychological support to women, young girls and teenagers, especially victims of violence and free education for women and young girls in literacy, computer courses, embroidery and sewing courses. NEW: See update report on Tajikistan Women’s Resource Center.
Garm Women’s Center in the News – Aziza Magazine Article (opens in new tab)