Promoting human rights and the rule of law by building capacities, fighting corruption, improving service provision and advocating for policy change
The 2017 Freedom in the World index rated the state of human rights and civil liberties in Tajikistan as very poor and the country as falling into the ’not free’ category. Opposition parties have been closed in recent years and there are several redlines for the public and civil society. The media operate somewhat freely but can’t find stable revenue streams and struggle to compete with government sponsored outlets. While citizens enjoy certain freedoms, particularly in comparison to countries in its near abroad, there are underlying issues that need to be addressed. Civil society must play an important role in protecting the rights of all citizens.
EFCA-Tajikistan is committed to promoting and protecting human rights for all citizens. We work to raise awareness of existing human rights legislation and ensure its effective implementation in defence of the country's most vulnerable citizens through education, advocacy and civil society empowerment. We work with other local civil society organisations to promote projects which are rights-based and respect the interests of groups which face discrimination including women, people with disabilities.
We connected 340 lawyers from legal aid centres to a hotline, which provided free, nation-wide legal consultations to women and vulnerable groups. For more details click here
We connected 340 lawyers from legal aid centres to a hotline, which provided free, nation-wide legal consultations to women and vulnerable groups.
This project established a network of CSOs and strengthened their capacity to promote human rights-based principles in Tajikistan to protect the rights of vulnerable people. For more details click here