The male prison in Yavan hosted the official ceremony devoted to the opening of a sewing workshop on June 22, 2021. Training facilities and workshops were rehabilitated, and modern equipment was installed to enable prisoners to attend vocational training courses in sewing. This event was conducted within the project” Promoting Access to Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights to Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners in Tajikistan” funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Deputy Minister of Justice and the Head of the Main Directorate for the Execution of Criminal Sentences (MDECS) of the Ministry of Justice of Tajikistan, General Lieutenant Mansurjon Umarov, Deputy Heads of MDECS Ilkhom Makhmudzoda and Rustam Baibalazoda, Head of the male prison in Yavan Lieutenant Colonel Shamsiddin Jaborov and representatives of DVV International and NGO “Jahon” participated in the official opening ceremony of the sewing workshop.
The government officials appreciated the contribution made by the European Union and the German Government in providing access to education for prisoners and underlined the timeliness and relevance of the project actions to the current needs of the country and the target group.
The project on” Promoting Access to Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights to Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners in Tajikistan” is implemented by the Country Office of DVV International in Tajikistan in partnership with local Public Organizations: “Bureau on Human Rights and Rule of Law” (BHR) and NGO “Jahon”.
The two-year project will support 300 prisoners at the penal institutions #3/8 in Nurek town and #3/6 in Yavan town, as well as over 1,100 ex-prisoners in 10 cities and district centers of Tajikistan. The project contributes to implementation of the prisoners’ social, economic and cultural rights by their greater involvement in training and production activities within prisons. It enables prisoners to receive new knowledge and skills, as well as to gain revenues for their work and improve their living conditions. The project also provides support for ex-prisoners through social reintegration consultations and referral services.
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Ms. Zarina Khalikova, Country Director, DVV International Country Office to Tajikistan, firstname.lastname@example.org