Women of tajikistan

Added: Jabier Wetherington - Date: 31.10.2021 16:03 - Views: 23114 - Clicks: 8467

For 22 years, Rano Mahmurodova was violently abused by her husband. A groundbreaking new project changed everything. Women in Tajikistan get a new lease of life — in pictures. Married at 18, the year-old had spent more than two decades being physically and Women of tajikistan assaulted by her husband, who was fuelled by drink, drugs and unemployment. Her five children would flinch and cower when their father was in the house, flying into violent rages. Their only respite was when he travelled to Russia for work. Not only did her husband agree to participate when he returned from his latest stint in Russia, he gradually stopped drinking, stopped the abuse and apologised for causing her 22 years of pain.

Women of tajikistan

But this time, I wonder how, it happened. The Department for International Development DfID wants the research to inform future global projects and drive more money towards tackling the global pandemic. The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women worldwide — nearly a billion in all — will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, mostly from an intimate partner.

While men are not immune from abuse, globally women are more likely to be killed by a partner Women of tajikistan men. According to government figuresabout one in five Tajik women who are in a partnership will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. But rights groups say that, Women of tajikistan all women and incidences outside the home were included, the figure would be much higher.

Shame and stigma prevent women from reporting abuse. A mountainous country wedged between Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, Tajikistan is the poorest of the former Soviet Union republics.

Women of tajikistan

Its high unemployment rates mean many men tread the well-worn path to Russia in search of work. The vast majority of those who work are in low-paid jobs. The man is considered the Women of tajikistan of the house but, if he is working abroad, wives will fall under the authority of their mothers-in-law.

Depression and suicide were both common. All the villages involved had high rates of unemployment, poverty and food insecurity. The Zindagii Shoista programme, conducted over 18 months, took a two-pronged approach. It offered relationship counselling for women, couples and extended family members, alongside training in setting up small businesses that would bring in some much needed cash.

The of the pilot, published at the end of September, have been astonishing.

Women of tajikistan

Family relationships have become more equitable and the mental wellbeing of both women and men has improved ificantly. Shonasimova says the economic aspect of the project was essential — financial problems are a contributry factor in violence. Giving women earning power eases money worries and gives them greater independence. Shonasimova hopes funding will be found to expand the project. The Guardian spoke to a of women from the pilot villages. They spoke of how their husbands would lash out when money became tight and they had been drinking, about the abuse meted out by their in-laws, and of the startling transformation.

She dreams of becoming a fashion deer. Mohrukhsor Alieva, 33, from Jomi, married Women of tajikistan cousin, who was often out of work, high on drugs and drink, and was seeing other women. Aged 18, she had to move into the home of her mother-in-law, who controlled the household and was dismissive of Alieva. Officials involved in the project managed to persuade her husband and mother-in-law to attend family counselling sessions they were given a meal if they didand things began to change. Alieva says her husband now drinks less, is not as abusive and has a job.

Her mother-in-law Women of tajikistan taking more interest in their children and showing her more respect.

Women of tajikistan

Alieva suspects Women of tajikistan is probably because she is bringing in some money from a small rental business she set up on the back of the programme. Her month-old baby girl may also be a contributory factor. She says a huge burden has been lifted from her shoulders. I feel we are a family now. Women's rights and gender equality Sexual violence. Women in Tajikistan involved in the Zindagii Shoista project, which is tackling domestic violence.

Women of tajikistan

A groundbreaking new project changed everything Women in Tajikistan get a new lease of life — in pictures. Supported by. Liz Ford in Penjikent and Jomi. Fri 19 Oct Reuse this content.

Women of tajikistan

email: [email protected] - phone:(149) 628-6124 x 9986

Women in Tajikistan