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Tajik Center of Social and Legal Support of Women and Teenagers “Femida”

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Name of the organization

Tajik Center of Social and Legal Support of Women and Teenagers “Femida”


Republic of Tajikistan

Geographic focus

Region: Tajikistan, Dushanbe

Type of the organization

Public Association

Area of activities

Promotion and protection of rights and interests of poor population


Not available.


Ms. Solieva Sanoat, Leader


Dushanbe city, 20/1 Behzod Street, apt.1 (Rudaki Avenue 93/1 room 106)


Telephone Number

378-80-15-48; 93-501-62-92, 998 80-15-48


e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brief description of the organization

“Femida” Center started its activity in June 2005. Organization is established to promote, protect and implement human rights, as well as assist in establishment of democratic and legal reforms in the Republic of Tajikistan. As organization is human rights watch the main goal of it is to protect human rights and interest of poor population. The staff of “Femida” Center consists of 8 people – highly qualified lawyers with experience in civil and criminal proceedings. Basically, this is highly qualified lawyers with extensive experience in human rights in NGOs as lawyers and trainers. The staff of the organization participated in preparation of legal guidelines “Elements  of Family Law”, “Marriage contract”, and “Dehkonzan”.

Main activity of “Femida” Center :

-  Provision of access to free legal assistance;

-  Protection in courts, law enforcement government and other administrative agencies.

-  Reducing violence against women, children and old parents;

-  Achieving equal access to justice.

-  Improving legal literacy of population.

- Lobbying of legislation.

-  Dispute resolution without going to court.

Mission of the organization

Promoting and improving legal literacy of population.  Provision of legal assistant to poor population, assist in building of democratic society.


  1. Implemented
  2. Ongoing
  3. Planned


Main implemented projects:

  1. 1. Project “Domestic Violence” supported by  MAMA CASH – Netherlands.

Implementation period– December 2006.

The goal of the project is to eliminate the effect of violence against women and promote public reaction on violence against women.

Under the framework of this project there were 8 seminars conducted among local mahalla population and graduates of secondary schools on “What is violence”, “How to to prevent violence” and “Where to go if you have been the object of violence”.  There were seminars conducted jointly with representatives of Committee of Women and Youth Affairs under the Hukumat of Dushanbe city; published and distributed 1000 copies of booklets with information on gender based violence, with advices to women on development of plan for personal safety.


  1. 2. Project “Marriage Contract” supported by World Bank Office in Tajikistan.

Implementation period -  2006.

The aim of the project is to assist in enhancing legal literacy for personnel of registry offices, notary offices, representatives of Committees on Women Affairs, representatives of youth committees under local government authorities and leaders of Jamoats, and provision of trainings related to the practical implementation of Article 40 of Family Code of the Republic of Tajikistan on “Conclusion of marriage contract, it content and effect”.

Under the framework of the project, brochures and booklets were prepared and published, conducted seminars with personnel of registry offices, notary offices, and courts for 6 regions of the Republic. Also there was social questioning of population conducted on “People’s Attitude towards Marriage Contract”.


  1. 3. Project “Women’s right to land” supported by US Embassy Democracy Commission.

Implementation period– November 2007.

This project is being implemented up to date. The project aims to ensure women’s access to land through a range of activities that include conduction of seminars and provision of legal assistance to the rural population.

Main ongoing and planned projects Conduction of seminars, trainings, provision of legal assistance to poor population.


Donors and partners


MAMA CASH – Netherlands, World Bank Office in Tajikistan, US Embassy Democracy Commission.

Organization is cooperating with the following agencies:

Public association “Gender and Development – Ms. Viloyat Mirzoeva, Chairperson; contact detail:  e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public association “Avesto” – Ms. Abdulloeva Firuza Ghanievna;

Contact detail:    e-mail: avesto@tajik.net

Public association “Tajikistan Special Olympics” - Председатель

Ms. Dilbar Sharipova.  Contact detail: e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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