A neat one-story house stands by the side of the lively Tashkent road. If we come closer to the door, we’ll see the sign “Tashkent-based city religious community of Baha’i”.
The Road of Contention. The Authorities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Begin Negotiations After a Border Conflict
Since March 13, the confrontation between the residents of Aksai village (Kyrgyzstan) and Vorukh exclave (Tajikistan) is still ongoing. There are wounded on both sides, the Tajik media report of two dead.
Over the past few years, thousands of Tajikistan’s citizens have been granted asylum in Western European countries. Who are they and is it easy for Tajiks to get a residence permit in Europe? (more…)
Safe drinking water is available only to 52.4 per cent of population of Karakalpakstan at the beginning of 2019, according to the Department of maintenance of interregional water pipeline Tuye-moiyn Nukus. Almost half of the people in the South Aral Sea region have to travel every day to carry clean water in buckets. If they have no access to clean water, they take water from the nearest well, outdoor water pump, or an irrigation ditch.
In Tajikistan, many girls are forbidden to continue their studies after high school graduation. It is believed that Tajik woman’s destiny is to get married, raise children, to take care of her husband and his parents. Therefore, for many girls, a diploma of higher education becomes an obstacle to family life. (more…)
In the annual report by the World Bank, “Women, Business and the Law”, Uzbekistan ranks 127th in the gender equality index scoring 70.63. This figure is below the average global score 74.71 and the lowest among CIS.
Religious opinions are not an obstacle to girls in Osh, south of Kyrgyzstan, in reaching their career goals. Many women wearing headscarves realise their potentials in various professions by breaking stereotypes: they study at universities, do sports and even jewellery.
In mid-February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Muhriddin, said that the country had begun the work on returning its citizens from Syria and Iraq. In recent years, nearly two thousand people departed for there. However, the situation in the country is uneven: in some districts, a large number of people join the ranks of extremists, and in other districts, there is not a single person who has departed. (more…)
The life of Lyuli (Tajik Gypsies, a closed community at all times) and especially questions of their religious affiliation always interested wider public. (more…)
Kyrgyzstan faces a growing need for psychologists, including among the Kyrgyz-speaking people. However, the country is lacking specialists who are fluent in the state language.