Tajikistan's district task forces have become a key resource in helping vulnerable citizens, particularly rural women

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    Saibibi Sharipova, head of "Boqi Rahimzoda" Mahalla Committee and District Task Force, consults with local women three days a week, logging and tracking each case. The task forces, which began in 2003, established by the Government of Tajikistan with UN Women’s support, have become a key resource in helping vulnerable citizens, particularly rural women. They provide free legal advice on issues from family law, civic codes and land rights to social protection and assistance with official paperwork for those with low levels of literacy.

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    Photo credit: UN Women/Ana Lukatela

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