The intersection of disabilities and violence against girls and women in sixteen districts of Tajikistan
Since 2015, International Alert has worked to prevent sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls in Tajikistan. Through this work, it became evident that women living with disabilities and women parenting children with disabilities are particularly at risk and vulnerable to violence; however, they are often overlooked and unintentionally excluded from interventions.
The report aims to develop a deeper understanding of the prevalence of the issue and provide robust data to support local advocacy and organisations. It is based on 150 in-depth interviews and more than 2,000 surveys from women and men living with disabilities and women and men parenting children with living disabilities in 16 hard-to-reach districts in Tajikistan.
The report validates the findings of a smaller-scale study on the same issue conducted by Alert in 2018-2019, containing clear recommendations to the Government of Tajikistan and the international community on how to begin to prevent violence against and promote the wellbeing of women living with disabilities and parents of children living with disabilities in the country.