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5-Stan: Domestic Violence in Tajikistan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated human rights violations around the world. Lockdowns, closed spaces, and the inability to leave the house led to a surge in domestic violence. In the latest 5-Stan Podcast, CABAR.asia Editors in Tajikistan Lola Olimova and Muslimbek Buriev spoke about the situation in Tajikistan, where the lockdown was not introduced, with Nigina Kudratova, Media and Communication Expert at the PDV (Prevention of Domestic Violence) Project – an organisation that is involved in the prevention of domestic violence in Tajikistan since 2004.

Did the number of domestic violence victims’ complaints increase during the pandemic? Where is the situation with domestic violence worse: in remote regions or in the central cities of the country? Why is the feminist movement not as much developed in Tajikistan as in the neighbouring countries? What needs to be done to make women feel safe from violence?

You will get answers to these and other questions from the latest 5-Stan Podcast at:


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