Human Rights Grants (HRG) program in Tajikistan

The Human Rights grants program will support local and international organizations working in Tajikistan on acute Human Rights issues. The program will provide cofunding opportunities to selected projects related to child rights, freedom of press, human rights in custody, prevention of gender-based violence and the rights of migrants/refugees.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Diritti umani
Conflitto & fragilitá
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
Prevenzione dei conflitti
Violenza sessuale e di genere
Sviluppo legale e giudiziario
Media e libertà di informazione
01.10.2023 - 30.11.2025
CHF  2’000’000
Contesto The Human Rights situation in Tajikistan remains challenging with more restrictions imposed on civil society liberties after the social discords in Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in 2022. The repressive policies and lack of sufficient support to civil society activism resulted in a shrinking space and limited opportunities for Human Rights organizations. The still-active human rights groups need further support to continue implementing their ideas in practice and for providing meaningful information about the Human Rights situation in the country to the international audience (UN bodies). 
Obiettivi Smaller-scale targeted contributions to ongoing projects in the field of Human Rights allow the Swiss Cooperation Office to map the actors and initiatives in this field and to identify new partnerships and entry points for a re-engagement in the Human Rights domain. 
Gruppi target Human Rights NGOs and media organizations, International human rights organizations, UN Human Rights institutions working in Tajikistan
Effetti a medio termine
  • The results and learnings of supported pilot initiatives inform the design of a new program in the domain of Human Rights
  • The human rights situation of selected groups of vulnerable people targeted by supported projects is improved
  • Selected civil society organizations enhanced their efficiency in program management and validated their partnership capacities

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • At least five projects selected and supported on the Human Rights issues
  • Universal Periodic Review discussions held between the state and civil society organizations. Alternative report is presented by Tajik civil society organizations to UN bodies
  • Training program for the prison staff is endorsed and include the key aspects of Human Rights
  • Tajik Human Rights activists (incl. journalists) improved their capacities to undertake the professional and human rights activities

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • The first seven Human Rights treaty reports were produced by Tajikistan with support from the Swiss program from 2000 to 2006
  • The law on prevention of family violence was developed and adopted in Tajikistan with support from the Swiss program in 2013

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia
  • Various non-governmental agencies

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

Access to Justice project in Tajikistan

Civil Registry System reform project in Tajikistan

UN Spotlight Initiative, UNICEF child protection program, Internews freedom of press project, etc

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    2’000’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    405’528 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF    2’000’000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF   0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   2’000’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 01.10.2023 - 30.11.2025   (Fase in corso)