Photo credit: Khusrav Zuhurov/Saferworld
Photo credit: Khusrav Zuhurov/Saferworld


Tajikistan was engulfed in civil war almost as soon as it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since the end of this war in 1997, the country has been undergoing a slow process of reform in its governance and security sector. However, there is still widespread corruption and mistrust of the police, and this fuels violence and conflict.

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Saferworld has been working in Tajikistan since 2010. Together with our partners, we bring communities and authorities together to discuss their safety and security problems and to find solutions that reduce insecurity and conflict. We pass our learning on to government officials, law-makers and the national police force, and we influence national policy. We believe it is vital for community members to be included in discussions that address the security issues that affect them directly.

In Tajikistan we are working on:

Promoting people-centred policing – increasing access to justice for communities in Tajikistan.

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Gender, peace and security – we work to promote gender equality in Tajikistan.

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Strengthening civil society – supporting community peace and security through our national-level civil society platform.


Youth, peace and security – we promote the positive role young people can play in supporting peace.


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