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October 20, 2021

Fifty-year old Umarali Nabiyev knows both the physical pain and emotional trauma of TB. The stigma associated with having TB in Tajikistan can lead to adverse treatment outcomes. Due to a limited understanding of the cause and effective curative methods, friends and family can often avoid TB patients and shame them. The stigma contributes to delays in seeking treatment and treatment non-compliance. Umarali has had the disease twice.

September 15, 2021

Animal rights activists found the mutilated body of a dead dog in Dushanbe’s Luchob district. The dog was hanged and burned. Unfortunately, such sights are all too common. Over the past decade, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has recorded over 550 cases of animal cruelty, however, the actual number is many times higher.

September 10, 2021

Sharofat Abdulloeva, a 52-year old resident of Yangiyor village of Vakhsh district in Khatlon province talks with pride about her agribusiness enterprise Aziza, which employs 50 female seasonal employees.  However, just 15 years ago, this was only a dream for Sharofat. 

September 9, 2021

Mehrubon, a 42-year old man, lives in a remote village Yol of the Shamsiddin Shohin district in Tajikistan. When he was 18, an incident forced him to leave the country and become a labor migrant in Russia where he worked as a loader in a store. While in Russia in 2001, Mehrubon was put on the federal wanted list in his native town, and in 2002 he was deported from Russia. Upon arrival in Tajikistan, he was admitted to a colony, a Bokhtar city’s prison. 

September 8, 2021

In 1995, Mir received a driver’s license which was to fulfill his dream of becoming a truck driver in his hometown - Dushanbe. A capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe boasts majestic trees, distinctive architecture, and the largest library in Central Asia. Dushanbe is also home to  the second tallest flagpole in the world!

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