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Last updated: April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

High rates of labor migration in Zafarobod village of Tajikistan leave many families without their primary breadwinners; some men never return home and abandon their wives and children. Another issue faced by the community of Zafarobod village is access to meals for school children. 

April 16, 2020

Sayohat Islomova, 39 years old, lives with her three children in Kapali village of central Tajikistan. Kapali village is a place where women traditionally do not work outside the home and most households depend on men for financial support.  However, difficult economic situations have driven some men to search for opportunities outside of Tajikistan, some of which never return home abandoning their families. Women are left to pick up the pieces and find ways to support their families. 

April 3, 2020

Ruzigul Mamatkulova is a nurse at a primary health center in Muminobod of the Khatlon province, a village in the Nosiri Khusrav district in Tajikistan. She had never thought about the importance of latrines at medical facilities until the USAID-funded Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity organized a health fair for patients from the surrounding villages. The activity is working to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions in the Khatlon district. It integrates quality maternal, newborn, and child health care at the family, community, clinical, and national levels, with an emphasis on nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene.

March 17, 2020

Abdukarim Muzaffarov began working in the family dairy processing business, also called Muzaffarov in 2014, when he was 26. Muzaffarov is a small enterprise based in the Panj district of southern Tajikistan, just north of the Afghanistan border, and was established by his father, a local entrepreneur, Muzaffarov Safarbek, in 2011.

March 12, 2020

With misinformation increasingly spread through digital media, the USAID-funded Access to Information (A2I) Program is committed to helping audiences in Central Asia understand how to discern true information from false. As young people most actively use digital media for communication and information consumption, they are a key target group.

In February and March 2019, the Access to Information program partnered with U.S. Embassies and the American Corners in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan to deliver a training of trainers to volunteer citizens. The goal was to develop a pool of young media literacy trainers who could then provide practical sessions on media and digital literacy, critical thinking, and fact-checking exercises to interested audiences in their home communities.