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Report on the results of the Analysis of the Hotline calls: Domestic and other forms of violence against women living with HIV and women in key populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020-2021, 480 complaints were registered in the REAct system in Uzbekistan about violations of rights, 160 of which were through calls to the hotline.

The report gives account of the main findings based on the results of studying the information received from the KPs on issues of violations of their rights as well as regarding manifested violence by both individuals and organizations of various levels and profiles of activity. The results of the study and the elaborated recommendations can be used by both individuals and organizations to emerge and implement support measures for vulnerable groups to counter violations of their rights, harassment and ferocity.

The pilot stage of the hotline in the Republic of Uzbekistan cropped up since October 2021 to March 2022. Hotline numbers were mainly focused on sustaining vulnerable groups of the population, such as: people living with HIV, users of psychoactive substances (PS), including injecting and non-injecting drugs, persons providing sexual services for compensation, trans* people, men, having sexual relations with men.

The absolute-majority of women who applied for support are between the ages of 19 and 35 years old – thus representing 80% of the group. Every fifth is in the age range from 36 to 55 years. Only 1% of women victims of violence who called the hotline indicated their age as 16-18 years.

Read the detailed statistics in the report below.