Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, more than fifty percent of the inhabitants live below the poverty line. Among them, 66% are under the age of 18. More than one million Tajiks migrate to Russia every year. Children abandoned by their migrating parents are more likely to be working, have poorer school performance and especially girls have difficulties in accessing non-compulsory education after 9th grade.

What we do

Migration

We build the capacities of local authorities and service providers to better protect families and children affected by migration and to ensure access of families to social services, including education, vocational training, health and legal aid services. Through this, local actors can refer families affected by migration to appropriate support services and frontline staff are aware of child protection. We support children to access legal assistance and obtain birth certificates and citizenship. Through awareness raising activities, communities are more aware of migration risks and the protection and rights of children. To avoid looking for work elsewhere and leaving their children behind, families can access vocational training which increases opportunities locally.

 

Terre des hommes in Tajikistan

Beneficiaries 2019

 

1765 people

Expatriate / local employees

 

0 / 8

Budget 2020

 

CHF 143,830

 

 

 

Where we work

Supported by

Timeline

2016
Terre des hommes starts to work in Tajikistan to support the development of a restorative juvenile justice system in the country which improves the protective environment for children.

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