News

News

24 March 2015
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
3 December 2010
News
Tajikistan youth in a Y-PEER training to build the skills they will need to be effective peer educators.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Although fewer than 10,000 HIV infections have been reported in the Republic of Tajikistan, which has a population of almost 7 million, the HIV prevalence has been steadily... Read more

Pages