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8 December 2017
Press Release
Annual review of UNFPA activities in Tajikistan in 2017 was held in Dushanbe on December 8. Traditionally, the meeting was held at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) of the... Read more
24 November 2017
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24 November 2017, the event dedicated to the Global Campaign "16 days of activism against violence against women”, which is held annually throughout the world from November 25 to December 11... Read more
17 October 2017
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In most developing countries, the poorest women have the fewest options for family planning.
Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns Only about half of the world’s women... Read more
3 October 2017
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
22 September 2017
Press Release
22 September, 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Within the grant aid agreement between the Government of Japan and UNFPA aimed at strengthening the health system in Tajikistan a handover ceremony of... Read more
20 September 2017
Press Release
20 September, 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of Tajikistan conducted a meeting with national and development partners to review and finalize the... Read more
24 March 2015
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Mavluda Bobokalonova, director of the Rasht Reproductive Health Centre, provides a check-up and reproductive health counselling to a local woman. © UNFPA Tajikistan/Nozim Kalandarov
GARM, Tajikistan – Life can be hard in the remote Rasht Valley of Tajikistan. Residents face high levels of unemployment and chronic power shortages. Many women have little access to information... Read more
9 February 2015
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Girls practice Taekwondo in Dushanbe. They are wearing t-shirts from the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. Sports federations in Tajikistan are working to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women. © UNFPA Tajikistan/Panos Pictures/William Daniels
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – “Strong men respect women.” These were the words of World Taekwondo Champion Daler Tyuryaev, who is helping to lead a movement of martial artists in the battle against gender-... Read more
9 November 2012
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Social norms about family size have changed in Tajikistan following the fall of the Soviet Union when large families were encouraged and supported.
KHOVALING, Tajikistan --- “Things were different in my day,” says 70-year-old Tojigul Qurbonova, a mother of ten. “Mothers with a lot of children were showered with benefits and had a good life,” she... Read more
22 June 2011
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Reproductive health center in Kulyab, Khatlon region. Photo:William Daniels/Panos Picture
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan— Tajikistan’s maternal mortality ratio is among the highest of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Fifteen per cent of women giving birth in Tajikistan do so without a... Read more

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