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Visit of Madame Ban Soon-taek to the National Taekwondo and Kickboxing Federation of Tajikistan

On June 9 2015, the National Taekwondo and Kickboxing Federation of Tajikistan(NTKF) welcomed the high delegation headed by Madame Ban Soon-taek, Mrs. Sumangul Tagoizoda, Minister of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan and other national and international agencies’ representatives, including UNFPA and UNICEF COs and UN Women.

During the official visit the honored guests became acquaintabout the joint initiatives of the Federation with UN Country Team (UNCT)within the framework of the UN Secretary General's Global Campaign "UNiTE to End Violence against Women”and the outputs of the UNOSDP/NTKF Project on girls’ empowerment through sports. 

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek’s discussed with Mr. Mirsaid Yakhyaev, the President of the NTKF and the UNSG Goodwill Ambassador the issues of gender-based violence in Tajikistan and ways to address violence against girls and women. Mrs. Ban Soon-taekalso met with young athletes and learned about successful experience of involving men and boys into GBV prevention campaigns and empowering girls through participation in sports.

Mrs. Sumangul Tagoizoda mentioned that further to NTKF other sports federations also employ the above mentioned methods to provide girls and women with more opportunities. “These investmentshave good dividends. The example of Mavzuna Chorieva, a young athlete and Tajikistan Olympic medal winner inspires thousands young girls to chase their dreams” she said.

As it was mentioned, the Federation cooperated with UNCT in Tajikistan and through the partnership acquired a significant experience in promoting gender equality, girls’ rights in sports, conducting awareness raising and educational campaigns on domestic violence prevention, healthy life style,reproductive and sexual health and tolerant behavior.

In conclusion Mrs. Ban Soon-taek emphasized the importance of jointefforts and thanked the NTKF and personally Mr. MirsaidYakhyaevfor the active work in promoting gender equality through sportsand wished continuation of successful cooperation to eliminate gender based violence and promoting the right of every girl and every woman to the life full of equal opportunities.

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