Tajikistan

Migrants in New Villages in Southern Tajikistan: No Electricity for Years and No Knowing When It Will Appear

CABAR.asia 14.05.19

Under Tajik authorities’ order, over the past few years, dozens of families from the Gorno-Badakhshan region, Rasht and Kulob voluntarily moved to the south of the country. However, many migrants are dissatisfied with the new situation and complain about difficult living conditions.

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Tajik Girls’ Dilemma: Marriage or Education?

CABAR.asia 11.03.19

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…)

“Nobody Departed to Iraq and Syria from Here”. How Villages of Tajikistan Counteract Extremism

CABAR.asia 06.03.19

 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…)

Natives of India. Who Are Tajik Gypsies?

CABAR.asia 05.03.19

The life of Lyuli (Tajik Gypsies, a closed community at all times) and especially questions of their religious affiliation always interested wider public. (more…)