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09. December 2011

SAVE Tajikistan

The SAVE Team joined by representatives from the Tajiki government and civil society organizations

SAVE Visits Tajikistan!

From November 28 to December 2, 2011, SAVE conducted a country visit to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to learn more about violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism in the country as well as the potential role of women in this sphere. The Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna as well as the OSCE Office in Tajikistan facilitated the visit. 

Over the course of the week, SAVE met with key government stakeholders, including representatives from the State Committee on Youth, Sport and Tourism; the State Committee on Women and Family Affairs; as well as the State Committee on Religious Affairs. SAVE also met with a range of NGOs focusing on women, youth, and radicalization issues. By consulting with NGOs from Dushanbe, the volatile Fergana Valley in the north of the country, and the Afghan border region, SAVE was able to gather expert insight into localized contexts of radicalization, as well as women’s potential agency to help counter terrorist radicalization and violent extremism. 

On Friday, December 2nd, SAVE held a roundtable discussion in OSCE premises in Dushanbe with the NGO representatives who provided immediate feedback and made needs-based suggestions for a SAVE pilot project in Tajikistan. 

SAVE is extremely grateful to the OSCE for facilitating and coordinating the field visit.


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