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29/April/2020   Society

Ministry for Supporting Mahallas and Families and UNDP Uzbekistan raise awareness on gender based violence


TASHKENT, April 29. /“Dunyo” IA/. The Ministry for Supporting Mahallas and Families of Uzbekistan and United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan joined hands to implement awareness raising campaign to combat gender-based violence, informs “Dunyo” IA.

Partnering sides have prepared and distributed flyers in Tashkent city as a first step. Communication materials will also be disseminated in the regions of Uzbekistan in order to reach vulnerable groups of the population.

On these flyers, victims can find phone numbers which they can call if violence occurs. Apart from flyers there are also infographics distributed for all women visiting pharmacies. These contain information about how to continue strengthening family bonds during quarantine, bringing family members closer together during these challenging times. These materials have been linked to a dedicated website through a QR code.

The current initiative is part of a larger portfolio of practical measures developed by UNDP Uzbekistan, to help overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

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