Dedicated Space for Children Established in Police Department of Turkmenabad

The Police Department in Turkmenabad City has unveiled its second child-friendly room, aligning with global best practices aimed at enhancing protective measures for young girls and boys who may be victims or witnesses of potential crimes.

Inaugurated by representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, the UNICEF Representative, and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Turkmenistan, this facility offers a secure and comforting space designed specifically for children. The room prioritizes their age, maturity, and psychological well-being, ensuring a non-threatening atmosphere. Collaborating closely with the Ministry, UNICEF has played a pivotal role in aligning special child protection measures with internationally recognized standards for juvenile justice.

“Turkmenistan, as a state party to major international human rights and children’s rights treaties, pays special attention to strengthening the provision and protection of the rights of all children in contact with the law, including child victims and witnesses of crime,” said Geldimyrat Haldurdiyev, Head of the Department of Law and International Relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. “The application of special measures provided protection and assistance to minors and improved the quality of the evidence obtained from them, which served to safeguard their interests.”

Stephen M. Bland

Stephen M. Bland

 Stephen M. Bland is a journalist, author, editor, commentator and researcher specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to joining The Times of Central Asia, he has worked for NGOs, think tanks, as the Central Asia expert on a forthcoming documentary series, for the BBC, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, and numerous other publications.
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Published in 2016, his book on Central Asia was the winner of the Golden Laureate of Eurasian Literature. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book about the Caucasus.
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