UPR Submission on Sexual Rights in Tajikistan
Equal Opportunities (Tajikistan), LGBT Organization Labrys (Kyrgyzstan) and The Sexual Rights Initiative submitted report on Sexual Rights in Tajikistan for12th Round of the Universal Periodic Review in October 2011.
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This report describes the sexual rights situation with particular reference to: the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) in Tajikistan, widespread violence against women, the situation of sex workers, and gender stereotypes that contribute to violations of women’s human rights. It provides concrete recommendations to the State on how to address these issues in line with its international legal obligations.