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Public organization “Farodis”

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Name of the organization

Public organization “Farodis”

Geographic focus

Abdurahmoni Jomi District

Mission of the organization


Assist local authorities in addressing problems of population, promote development of democratic society, enhance the role of population in the economic and social life, implement and protect human rights and freedoms.

Area of activities

Protection of human rights and freedoms, improving women's reproductive health, prevention of HIV among vulnerable women.


Not available


Ms. Shahlo Subhonova


address, tel. number, e-mail

Abdurahmoni Jomi District, 8 Pushkin Street, apt. 5

+992 3243 2 3183

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Brief description of the organization and services offered



Public organization “Farodis” is established in May 2003 and was reregistered as local organization according to the new Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On Public Organizations” dated 29 December 2007 under No. 133А in the Legal Department of Khatlon Oblast.

In 17 November 2009 the public organization “Farodis” was registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan and received a status of “Republican” (state registration certificate No. 1225)

The target groups of the organization are – vulnerable women, people dependant from Government support, poor families.

Services – legal and medical assistance, social support.


  1. Implemented
  2. Ongoing
  3. Planned


Implemented projects:

  • In November 2004 with financial support provided by OSCE the project “Socio economic rights of rural women” was implemented and conducted educational seminars on raising of legal awareness of women, 138 women from community leaders benefited from the project and enhanced their legal awareness.
  • In 2005 with support provided by UNWFP, 30 young girls were trained in sewing. Currently, beneficiaries by working at home improve their socio economic living standards.
  • In November 2005 under the NGO and by financial support provided by Open Society Institute – Assistance Fund, a center is established that provides free legal assistance to poor people and still provides its free assistance. During this period the following assistance were provided -  1254 people received legal consultations on different cases (family, civil, housing, inheritance and criminal); lawyers were provided to protect rights and interests of interested people during preliminary investigation, prepared procedural documents (claims, notices and complaints) during courts on civil and criminal cases – 753.
  • Also by financial support provided by the same donor from November 2006 up to May 2007 organization implemented a project “Development of local community” to establish communication between local community and government authorities on addressing of social issues of community.
  • From June up to December 2007 a project was implemented financed by the World Bank Office in Tajikistan to improve legal literacy of vulnerable population such as old age pensioners, disablement pensioners, families that lost their breadwinners, disabled people and others who are under social support of the Government. The scope of legal section activities was expanded to provide services of psychologist and lawyer to the target groups. There were two days seminars in 8 Jamoats on explanation of pension legislation. Participants of the seminars were: mothers of children with disabilities, disabled people, old age pensioners, families that lost their breadwinners. The program of the workshop also included provision of individual consultations to interested participants.
  • From June 2007 with financial support provided by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation implemented a project “Solfeggio” that provided 3 months courses from which 25 kindergarten teachers and music teachers of secondary schools of Kuybishevsk village of Jomi district improved their knowledge on the basics of musical education and cultural work.
  • From April 2008 up to January 2009 with financial assistance provided by the Embassy of the

United States of America in the Republic of Tajikistan implemented a project “Our general goal – establishment of Legal State” to enhance civil education of senior schoolchildren of secondary schools. During the program, 20 teachers of schools received training on interactive teaching methods and formation of citizenship of schoolchildren. The project created 18 groups from senior secondary schoolchildren of the district, who improved their knowledge during 48-hour program on civic education.

  • Over the same period a project funded by Global Fund for Women, aiming to promote improvement of the position of women in civil society, increase their involvement and participation in democratization of the society and maintaining gender balance. The project provided legal assistance to women who faced violence and involved 120 women in educational activities to enhance their legal awareness.
  • From February 2009 up to March 2010 organization implemented a project “I know!” to improve reproductive health financed by international organization PSI.
  • From July up to December 2010 organization implemented a project “Public Participation” financed by World Bank Office in Tajikistan that focused in promotion of involvement of poor population in local decision making process in health and education sectors, promotion of accountability of local authorities to the community through communication and information of  poor population of A. Jomi District;

Ongoing project:

Project “Women Support Center in A. Jomi District” is implemented that is financed by AIDS Foundation East West, under the project framework the organization established Women Support Center that provides legal, social and medical assistance to the vulnerable women of the district. The project focuses on preventing the spread of STI / HIV / TB / hepatitis by informing the vulnerable women on these issues.

Donors and partners


OSCE, Global Fund for Women, World Bank, Tajikistan Soros Foundation,  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, AFEW, PSI –Tajikistan, World Food Program, Embassy of Iran, Embassy of USA


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