Analysis on amendments to the Law on Prevention of Violence in the Family to align those with CEDAW concluding observations (rus)
07 April 2019
Tajikistan ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1995 and made a number of commitments, including to end all forms of violence against women, take measures to combat violence against women and provide support to victims from violence against women. Back in 1992, the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women adopted General Recommendation 19, which interprets the provisions of the CEDAW in terms of the obligations of the CEDAW member states on violence against women. This recommendation was improved by the Committee's General Recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women, intended to update the General Recommendation No. 19 dated 26.07.2017. In 2013, the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence (2013) was adopted, and in 2014 the subsequent State Program on the Prevention of Domestic Violence for 2014–2023 was adopted. Prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls is one of the priority areas of the National Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan until 2030.