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On 4 December 2020, in the framework of the global campaign dedicated to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Tajikistan and the Tajik Family Planning Association, in cooperation with the Committee on Religious Affairs and Regulation of National Traditions, Celebrations, and Ceremonies (CoRA)  of Tajikistan conducted an informative and  interactive session for around 50 students of  Islamic University of Tajikistan on  prevention of  gender based violence (GBV) within the  Central Asia - UK Conflict Stability and Security Fund's project on "Strengthening national capacities to improve prevention of, and responses to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Central Asia''. 

The main purpose of this initiative was to raise the awareness of the participants on rights of women in a society and gender equality, as well as the role of religious leaders in prevention of domestic violence as providing religious leaders with culturally sensitive information to combat gender based violence is one of best practice way to reduce GBV. The relevant informational materials on prevention of GBV, reproductive health, family planning and prevention of HIV/STI were distributed among participants.  

During the interactive part of the event participants had an opportunity to take part in a small quiz and answer questions on domestic violence, ways of prevention of GBV, legal framework, health lifestyle, prevention of HIV/STIs and etc. The winners of the contest received motivation prizes.