Gulzira Jumamuratova (2003)

Tashkent, , UZB
Gulzira Jumamuratova worked as a staff attorney in the American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative’s, now the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), Judicial Reform Program before becoming an International PILnet Fellow in August of 2003. Upon returning to Tashkent, Gulzira started her work as a staff attorney with the Youth Informational Center where she planned to launch a training program for law enforcement and legal professionals to identify, investigate and prosecute human trafficking violations in Uzbekistan. Part of her project was also to develop separate training modules on human trafficking and the related laws for the militia, border guards, advocates, judges, and religious and community leaders.  Gulzira’s ultimate goal was to achieve a decrease in the number of Uzbek women victimized by human trafficking through the combined strategies of training, awareness raising and prosecution.