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Directory of Women's Organizations in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, May 1999

Table of Contents

1. Union of Women of Tajikistan

2. The Committee on work with women and family (governmental)

3. Women in Development Bureau (governmental, funded by UNDP)

4. Association of women of Tajikistan "SIMO" (AWT)

5. Association of university women

6. Club "Women's initiative"

7. Association "Komila"

8. Association "Women of science of Tajikistan"

9. Association of business women "Ganjina"

10.Dignity and Charity NGO

11.Association of creative women of Tajikistan "Khuboni porsigu"

12.The Tajik Branch of the international foundation of humanitarian cooperation "Ona" ("Mother")

13."Tradition and Modernity" (NGO)

14.National Association of women-foreign languages textbooks Authors

15."Modar" (NGO)

Regional (local) women's organizations regions of the republic subordination

16.Women's Center "Bonuvon" in Kofarnihon region

17.Women's Association "Mekhrubon" in Tursunzade region

18.Women's fund "Nilufar" in Varzob region

19.Women's Social and Educational Center in Garm region

20.NGO "MADAD"

Women's Ngo's in Leninabad District

21. Association "Women and community"

22.Association "Munisi dil"

23.Association "Women for progress"

24.Business Women Association "Khudjand"

25."Parastor" Women Non-Governmental organization

26.Foundation for the support of rural women and children

27.Association "Women of East"

28.Women's Athletic club "Malika"

29."Mokhasti Sairam" Women's NGO

30.Club "Women for ecology"

31.Association "Sakhovat"

32."Chashmai Hayot" Women Non-Governmental organization

33.Foundation "Artisans"

Khatlon Area

34. "Lady Leader" / Business women's club

35. "Community of women" Women's NGO in Gozimalik region

36. Women's Center in Shaartuz Area

37. The Women's Center in Kulyab zone

Women's organizations in Tajikistan

UNION OF WOMEN OF TAJIKISTAN

Registered:

1992

Contact address:

80, Rudaki str., Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-37-74

Contact person:

Ms. Bozgul Dodkhudoeva (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Consolidation of all women's organizations and associations efforts.

Spheres of interests:

  • Improving women's status in economic, social, political and cultural life, providing more possibilities for full realization of their potential;

  • Achievement of equal rights;

  • Maintenance of social fairness in accordance with norms of the international laws;

  • Gender issues.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

THE COMMITTEE ON WORK WITH WOMEN AND FAMILY (governmental)

Registered:

1991

Contact address:

44, Rudaki str., rooms: 140, 144, 147.(new address)

Contact telephone:

7 (3772) 21-34-71

Contact person:

Ms. Latofat Nasreddinova (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of the organization:

Participation in drafting and implementation of the national programs for women.

Spheres of interest:

  • Socio-economic development and improving women's status;

  • Protection of family, maternity and childhood in the Republic of Tajikistan.

Target groups:

All social layers of women

WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT BUREAU

(governmental, funded by UNDP)

Created:

1995

Contact address:

71, Borbad street, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 31-73-76, 31-55-72, 31-55-73, 31-67-80

Fax:

7(3772) 31-73-76

E-mail:

wid@wid.td.silk.org

Contact person:

Ms. Viloyat Mirzoeva (Director)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Strengthening local women's NGOs capacity and assisting them in developing project for women, establishing liaison between local women's and international organizations.

Spheres of interest:

  • Gender problems;

  • Provision of different kinds of training;

  • SME support in pilot regions;

Education of girls from remote regions

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN OF TAJIKISTAN "SIMO" (AWT)

Registered:

1989

Contact address:

33, Rudaki street, department of foreign languages in the Academy of Science, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-77-16, 21-44-50

Contact person:

Ms. Malohat Shakhobova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Upgrade women's skills and social positions, creation links with women's associations in other countries, employment of women.

Spheres of interests:

    • Participation in solution of global problems: protection of environment, creation of nuclear-free zone in the Asian region;

    • Family planning;

    • Moral problems;

    • Struggle for human's rights and in particular women's rights;

    • Cooperation with local and international women's organizations.

Target groups:

All social layers of women

Social protection's women Center under AWT:

It assists women in professional orientation, employment, training for a new profession and improvement in the trade, also gives charge-free legal advice, creation of a data bank on needy families and assists mother-singletons.

ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

Registered:

1991

Contact address:

10/1, Bukhoro street, app. 17, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-17-50

Fax:

7(3772) 21-05-55, 21-29-53

Contact person:

Ms. Guljahon Bobosadikova (President)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Increasing professional level of women, effective usage of their knowledge and abilities, unification of efforts in solving political, educational, moral, ecological and economic problems that exist in the society.

Activity of the organization:

Participation in legislation work, lobbying women's interests in the governmental and legislative structures, charity activities.

Spheres of interests:

    • Protection of women's rights;

    • Conducting activities, publishing brochures and bulletins devoted to women's rights protection;

    • International cooperation in solution of different problems.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

CLUB "WOMEN'S INITIATIVE"

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

30, Gafurova street, app. 40 (101st microregion), Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-76-26, 32-12-02

Contact person:

Ms. Mekhribanum Aminova (Director)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Uniting single women for social protection of them.

Spheres of interests:

    • Work with single women, assist in overcoming of adversity of life, disclosure of their creative potential.

Target groups:

Single women / heads of female headed families.

ASSOCIATION "KOMILA"

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

1, Mirzo Tursun-Zade street, app. 5, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 23-15-74

Contact person:

Ms. Safro Isaeva (Director)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Improving women's status through increasing their status and awareness.

Spheres of interests:

    • Protection of women's rights;

    • Gender problems.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

ASSOCIATION "WOMEN OF SCIENCE OF TAJIKISTAN"

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

17, Rudaki street, department of biochemistry of Tajik State National University

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-19-18

Contact persons:

Ms. Mukhiba Yakubova (President)

Ms. Irina Kharisovna Zaripova (Scientific Secretary)

Main objectives:

Supporting researches and professors who are experiencing financial hardship by finding grants for their work. Psychological Rehabilitation of victims of violence, trust telephone, researches, surveys on the problem "Community & violence".

Spheres of interests:

    • Education and educational programs;

    • Ecology;

    • Health and medical problems;

    • Gender research;

    • Social protection of women;

    • Prevention of violence against women;

    • International cooperation.

Target groups:

    • Women-scientists;

  • Women /victims of violence;

  • Women-widows;

  • Women-refugees;

  • Single pensioners;

  • Women-invalids;

  • Girls-teenagers.

ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS WOMEN "GANJINA"

Registered:

1993

Contact address:

11, Saady Sherozi str., Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 33-25-91

Contact person:

Ms. Makhbuba Kasimova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Mercy and commercial activity, support of enterpreneurship.

Spheres of interest:

    • Contribution to the development of women enterprises.

Target groups:

Women-entreneurpreurs

"DIGNITY AND CHARITY" (NGO)

Registered:

1995

Contact address:

30, Chapaeva street, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-76-67 (w), 21-08-40 (h)

Contact person:

Ms. Zarema Malsagova (head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Social, legal and economic protection of women's rights.

Spheres of interests:

    • Protection of women's rights

Target groups:

Service men wives and families, women who are at service.

ASSOCIATION OF CREATIVE WOMEN OF TAJIKISTAN "KHUBONI PORSIGU"

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

13, 50 let Tadjikistan, app. 18, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 34-83-59

Contact person:

Ms. Mekhriniso Bobobekova (head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Charitable activity, acquaintance of the population with works of women-writers, poets, journalists.

Spheres of interests:

Development of women's creative work

Target groups:

Creative women .

THE TAJIK BRANCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF HUMANITARIAN COOPERATION "ONA" ("MOTHER")

Registered:

1995

Contact address:

89, Rudaki street, app. 11, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-32-45, 24-17-21

Contact persons:

Ms. Sanoat Usmanova (Chairman)

Ms. Lailo Mukhamadieva (Cochairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Assistance in increasing the role of women in all spheres of life of the community, participation in harmonization and humanization of the international, interethnic and interpersonal relations, realization of charitable activities directed towards protection of motherhood and childhood, rendering comprehensive assistance to vulnerable women.

Spheres of interests:

    • International cooperation;

    • Protection of motherhood and childhood;

    • Participation in the activities of state establishments;

    • Improvement of women's status.

Target groups:

All social layers of women

"TRADITION AND MODERNITY" (NGO)

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

51, Fotekh Niyazi, app. 4, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 21-81-13, 21-69-86, 24-49-15

Fax:

7(3772) 21-69-86

Contact persons:

Ms. Alla Kuvatova (Chairman of board) Ms. Margarita Khegai (Executive director)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Improvement of women's status through increasing the level of knowledge, amplification of social activity, support of the civil initiatives, assistance in realization of the equal rights for women. Sociological investigations of gender problems in Tajikistan, research of cases of mental and physical violence in modern Tajik family, consultation and rehabilitation of victims of violence, training for NGOs on civil education.

Spheres of interests:

    • Domestic violence;

    • Civil initiative of women;

    • Gender investigations;

    • Participation in elections;

    • International cooperation.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN-FOREIGN LANGUAGES' TEXTBOOKS AUTHORS

Registered:

1997

Contact address:

17, Rudaki street, Tajik State National University, Department of foreign languages, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 23-33-40, 21-82-78

Contact person:

Ms. Ibaruri Rajabova (President)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Increasing the activity of women in scientific and social life of the community, advocacy of foreign languages knowledge. Development of international relations.

Spheres of interests:

    • Science;

    • Education;

    • Culture;

    • Learning professional and technical skills;

    • Publishing foreign languages' textbooks based on new methods and subjects;

    • Strengthening women's activity in knowledge and culture advocacy;

    • International cooperation.

Target groups:

Women-teachers, schoolchildren and students.

"MODAR" (NGO)

Registered:

1997

Contact address:

155, Rudaki street, app. 17, Dushanbe

Contact telephone:

7(3772) 24-54-71

Contact persons:

Ms. Gulchekhra Mirzoeva (Chairman)

Mr. Ibragim Shukurov (Consultant)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Uniting women and girls to actively participate in supporting peace and consolidation in the society, assistance in implementation of program in the spheres of protection of family, motherhood and childhood, protection of women's rights and freedom quarantined by Constitution; cooperation with international and regional organizations.

Spheres of interests:

    • Politics;

    • Family, motherhood, childhood;

    • Education;

    • Participation in election campaigns;

    • International cooperation;

    • Employment and unemployment's problems;

    • Mother's and child's health.

Target groups:

  • Wives and children;

  • Youth.

NGO has its branches in Khudjand and Kurgan-Tjube cities, Pyandge and Garm regions.

REGIONAL (LOCAL) WOMEN'S ORANIZATIONS

REGIONS OF THE REPUBLIC SUBORDINATION

WOMEN'S CENTER "BONUVON" IN KOFARNIHON REGION

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

Jamoat Karasu, kolkhoz "Guliston", village Karasu, Kofarnihon city

Contact telephone:

8(236) 2-22-09

Contact persons:

Ms. Rano Tabarova (Director)

Mr. Abdulo Nazirov (Accountant)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Support of small & medium-scale enterprise development through credit schemes, protection of political and economic rights of rural women, development of their activities.

Spheres of interests:

    • Problems of employment and unemployment;

    • Protection of family, maternity, childhood;

    • Women's health;

    • Development of women's enterprises.

Target groups:

All social stratums of women in Kofarnihon region.

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION "MEKHRUBON" IN TURSUNZADE REGION

Registered:

1997

Contact address:

143, 2nd microraion, app.1, Tursun-zade city

Contact telephone:

8(237) 2-36-64

Contact person:

Ms. Oishakhon Madgazieva

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Involving women in social and economic development.

Spheres of interests:

    • Support of women's initiative;

    • Protection of women's rights.

WOMEN'S FUND "NILUFAR" IN VARZOB REGION

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

Varzob region, Jamoat "Chorbog", village Chigatai.

Contact person:

Ms. Tursunoi Yakhyaeva (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Involving rural women in social and economic development, protection of their rights.

Spheres of interests:

    • Protection of family, maternity and childhood;

    • Education;

    • Problems of employment and unemployment;

    • Participation in election campaign;

    • Gender approach to decision of different problems;

    • International cooperation.

Target groups:

All social layers of women in Varzob region

WOMEN'S SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER IN GARM REGION

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

Garm region, Jamoat "Garm", Kindergarten N 1

Contact person:

Ms. Saodat Sharipova (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Protection of civil, political, economic and social rights of women, development of their activities in different spheres of life.

Spheres of interests:

    • Protection of women's rights;

    • Maternity and childhood protection;

    • Women's education and study;

    • Support of civil and economic initiatives of women

Target groups:

All social stratums of women of Garm region

NGO "MADAD"

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

2, Kholdorova street, app. 6, Khorog city

Contact telephone:

Ms. Sabzbakhor Bulbulshoeva (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Social protection of women, women's employment.

Spheres of interests:

    • Family planning;

    • Problems of people's employment;

    • Health protection;

    • Environment's problems;

  • Education;

  • Learning of women and girls professional skills;

  • Development of women's micro-enterprises;

  • Credits.

Target groups:

All social layers of women in Gorny Badakhshan.

WOMEN'S NGOs IN LENINABAD DISTRICT

ASSOCIATION "WOMAN AND COMMUNITY"

Registered:

1992

Contact address:

60, Michurin street, Khudjand city

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 6-00-13

Fax:

(37922) 6-06-13

Contact persons:

Ms. Muyassar Babakhonova (Chairman)

Ms. Mansura Sultanova

The purpose of creation and directions of activities:

Protection of political, economic, social and cultural rights of women.

Spheres of interests:

    • Women's rights;

    • Education;

    • International cooperation;

    • Problems of employment and unemployment.

Target groups:

All social stratums of women.

ASSOCIATION "MUNISI DIL"

Registered:

1995

Contact address:

16, 13 microraion, app. 46, Khudjand city

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 6-04-01, 2-47-20 (h)

Contact person:

Ms. Muniskhon Abdullaeva (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Protection of children and women's rights, charity activities.

Spheres of interests:

    • Problems of reproductive health;

    • Maternity and childhood protection.

Target groups:

    • Women of reproductive health;

  • Children.

ASSOCIATION "WOMEN FOR PROGRESS"

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

45, Nabieva street, room 240, Khudjand city

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 6-67-15, 2-16-01 (h)

Fax:

7(37922) 4-33-10

Contact person:

Ms. Dilbar Saidzoda (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Improvement of living conditions and status of women in Khudjand, development of creative activity and initiative of women, protection of their rights.

Spheres of interests:

    • Investigations on women's problems;

    • Alternate business education of women;

    • Involving of women in market infrastructure;

    • Cooperation with regional and international women's organizations.

Target groups:

Business women;

The needy and vulnerable women;

Women-artisans.

Association has its Consultation and Rehabilitation Center

Contact address:

9, Tanburi street, Khudjand

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 6-48-36

BUSINESS WOMEN ASSOCIATION "KHUDJAND"

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

123-3, Firdavci street, app. 30, Khudjand city

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 6-31-27, 6-58-46

Fax:

7(37922) 6-58-46

Contact person:

Ms. Sanovbar Sharipova (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Assistance in establishing civil democratic society in Tajikistan through comprehension of the new role of women in democratic reorganizations.

Spheres of interests:

    • Assistance in adaptation to market conditions;

    • Consultative and information services;

    • Assistance to women -victims of violence.

Target groups:

    • Business women;

    • Women- victims of violence;

    • Women- handicrafts makers.

"PARASTOR" WOMEN NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

Registered:

1995

Contact address:

17 block, Khudjand street, room 10, Khudjand city

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 2-65-75

Contact person:

Ms. Matluba Nabieva (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Protection of women‘s and children' s rights.

Spheres of interests:

    • Protection of motherhood and childhood;

    • Protection of their rights .

Target groups:

    • Women of various layers of the population;

    • Children.

FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF RURAL WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Registered:

1997

Contact address:

45, Nabieva street, room 553, Khudjand city

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 6-50-44

Contact person:

Ms. Makhsuda Azizova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Social protection of rural women in all spheres of their lives.

Spheres of interests:

    • Gender problems;

    • Protection of rural women's rights;

    • Educational program for rural women.

Target groups:

Rural women and their families

ASSOCIATION "WOMEN OF EAST"

Registered:

1997

Contact address:

27, Rudaki street, 16, Penjikent city

Contact telephone:

5-22-78

Contact person:

Ms. Fatima Sharipova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Protection of women's rights.

Spheres of interests:

Legal education of women, protection of their rights.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

WOMEN'S ATHLETIC CLUB "MALIKA"

Registered:

1995

Contact address:

5, Lenin street, Khudjand city

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Improving women's health through involving them in physical culture and sport.

Spheres of interests:

Women's sport and physical culture.

Target groups:

All social layers of women

"MOKHASTI SAIRAM" WOMEN'S NGO

Registered:

1996

Contact address:

2/28 Ivanetskogo street, Khudjand city

Contact person:

Ms. Sairam Isoeva (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Development of women's initiative.

Spheres of interests:

    • Civil initiative of women;

    • Development of women's enterprises.

Target groups:

All social layers of women

CLUB "WOMEN FOR ECOLOGY"

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

6, Oplanchuk street, Chkalovsk

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Raising awareness of women and society to the problems of ecology.

Spheres of interests:

Protection of environment;

  • Ecology education of women.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

ASSOCIATION "SAKHOVAT"

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

Leninabad region, Asht area, PGT Shaidan, 156, Lenin street.

Contact telephone:

7(37922) 2-14-30, 2-28-26 (h)

Contact person:

Ms. Latofat Madolimova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Protection of women's rights.

Spheres of interests:

    • Participation of women in state businesses;

    • Problems of the family;

    • Protection of motherhood and childhood;

    • Demographic policy;

    • Organization of appropriate working conditions and rest for women;

    • Cooperation with regional and international organizations in implementation of the programs in Asht area.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

"CHASHMAI HAYOT" WOMEN NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

45, Nabiev street, Khudjand city

Contact person:

Bihodjal Rahimova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Activization of women's movement.

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

FOUNDATION "ARTISANS"

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

1, Lenin street, Khudjand city

Contact person:

Abdulaeva (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Preservation and popularization of people's art.

Spheres of interests:

    • Development of women's art;

    • Development of national handicraft.

Target groups:

Women of art.

HATLON AREA

"LADY LEADER" /BUSINESS WOMEN' S CLUB

Registered:

1995

Contact address:

4, Huvaiduloev street, app. 23, Kurgan-Tube city

Contact telephone:

7(37722) 2-76-60

Contact person:

Zukhra Azizova (Chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Development of gender approach. Finding women- leaders, assisting them in adaptation to processes of democratization of the community. Protection of the rights of women and their families

Spheres of interests:

    • Education, training of women;
    • Charity;
    • Information activity, work with mass media;
    • Gender culture;
    • Reproductive health

Target groups:

All social layers of women.

"COMMUNITY OF WOMEN" /WOMEN'S NGO IN GOZIMALIK REGION

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

Gozimalik area, regional khukumat.

Contact person:

Ms. Mukhabbat Faizova (Head)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Increase of labour activity of women, participation in socio-economic life of the state.

Spheres of interests:

    • Struggle for peace;
    • Protection of the rights of women;
    • Protection of motherhood and childhood.

Target groups:

All social layers of women in Gozimalik area.

WOMEN'S CENTER IN SHAARTUZ AREA

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

Khatlon region, Shaartuz area, village Shaartuz, 67, Kirov street.

Contact person:

Ms. Sanovbar Imomnazarova

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Protection and implementation of the civil, political, economic and social rights and women's freedom.

Spheres of interests:

    • Development of women's self activity;
    • Protection of women's health;
    • Nature conservation;
    • Support of women's initiative;
    • Increase of women's educational and cultural level.

Target groups:

All social layers of women of Shaartuz area.

THE WOMEN'S CENTER IN KULYAB ZONE

Registered:

1998

Contact address:

6, Shohin street, Khatlon area, Kulyab city

Contact persons:

Ms. Zulaikho Komilova (Chairman)

Ms. Dilbar Nurmatova / (vice-chairman)

The purpose of creation and direction of activity of organization:

Implementation and protection of civil, political, social and economic rights of women, activization of their public activity.

Spheres of interests:

    • Legal protection of women;
    • Health of women and members of their families;
    • Nature conservation.

Target groups:

All social layers of women in Kulyab zone of Khatlon district.