Increased role of women, community members and civil society in addressing radicalisation in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

  • Thematic Component: 4. Improvement of Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Country: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Some 35 participants, officials from international and regional organisations, international experts, as well as  representatives of civil society and relevant government agencies from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended the workshop “Law Enforcement Agencies Cooperation with Civil Society in the protection of Children and the Engagement of Women in Countering Violent Extremism” and shared their insights on early detection of radicalisation and protection of minors from violent extremism. The workshop took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 20-22 November 2023, and was jointly organised with Law enforcement programme in Central Asia (LEICA).

The discussions resulted in recommendations promoting gender-sensitive strategies, expert collaboration, and the integration of counter-narratives into school curricula. The recommendations could be considered by policymakers, practitioners, authorities, civil society, and relevant stakeholders for contributing to a more comprehensive and effective approach to detecting and addressing radicalisation, providing effective rehabilitation, and protecting vulnerable individuals.