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Tatyktoo zhasho (Living with dignity)

Ensuring key messages on preventing violence against women and girls reach religious communities

This project will gain the support and involvement of religious leaders in the implementation of the National Action Plan on Gender (NAPG), as well as in a targeted communications campaign for different religious communities about preventing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

This work is in response to the sharp increase in domestic violence related to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the impact of quarantine and the longer-term effects, such as food and economic security, on VAWG.

Project activities include a review of the NAPG and the Kyrgyzstan government’s proposed post-COVID recovery planning to identify potential gaps and opportunities for religious communities, develop an action plan for more effective implementation of the NAPG in religious communities, have workshops on the action plan for the different ministries representatives responsible for the implementation of the NAPG and post COVID-19 planning and gender-sensitisation sessions for members of the Interfaith Working Group.

As a result, three videos on VAWG prevention will be produced and distributed among religious communities to raise awareness of the issues and prevent violence.

It started in September 2020 and will end in January 2021.