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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Tajikistan launched their national action plan in 2014 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The couple exchanged rings a month later, when Idrisova moved to Tunisia, where her new husband works as a translator on a five-year contract" (Para 8). This implies that women relocate to where their husband is living at the time (EJ-Coder Comment). "The couple began married life apart, with Sayora living with her in-laws in Tursunzoda and her husband staying in North America. But they plan eventually to unite as husband and wife in Canada" (Para 18). Even before moving in with her husband, this new wife was expected to live with her in-laws and not her nuclear family (EJ-Coder Comment).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"But the Central Asian country is also a major source of cheap migrant labor in nearby states like Russia and Kazakhstan, and farther abroad. Official Russian figures indicate that at least 1.2 million Tajik migrants are working in Russia, out of Tajikistan's population of 8.5 million" (Para 12).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Zununova, however, warns that dating and marrying strangers via the Internet raises the risk of human trafficking, 'especially when it involves undereducated young girls'" (Para 27).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Tajikistan is a predominantly Muslim, socially conservative country, where cohabitation outside of wedlock is frowned upon" (Para 11).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Skype marriages are not officially recognized in Tajikistan. The staunchly secular Tajik government also refuses to recognize Islamic religious marriages -- even when both bride and groom are physically present at the nikah ceremony -- unless the couple first marries at the Civil Registry Office' (Para 20-21).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

It is that adaptability -- in a country where a wave of SMS divorces prompted Islamic leaders to issue a fatwa against such annulments -- that has religious authorities and social conservatives bracing for a new trend: marriage via Skype" (Para 5).
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In mid-July President Emomali Rahmon and other officials made public statements against wearing the hijab and beards. The campaign became 'more energised' after those statements, according to human rights defenders. And 'it still goes on,' as one human rights defender pointed out" (para 4). "On 11 July, at a public meeting marking the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the law on regulation of traditions, ceremonies and rituals with representatives of state and public organizations, President Rahmon spoke against hijabs and other religious apparel not traditional in Tajikistan, as well as against long beards" (para 15). "Radio Free Europe reported Rahmon warning in the same meeting that some women 'wearing...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Working groups - which included Police, employees of the State Committee for Women and Family Affairs, and officials of the State Committee for Religious Affairs (SCRA) - raided bazaars and public places to reveal those who wear the hijab to punish them. Such raids were publicised in the local media and on State TV Jahonnamo in mid-July" (para 3). "State TV channel Jahonnamo broadcast on 19 July the authorities' anti-Hijab raid in Dushanbe's open-air market Shankhaibazaar, which was also reported by local news agency Asiaplus. As reported by it and in the video material of Jahonnamo TV, seen by Forum 18, Makhbuba Azimova, Press-Secretary of the State Committee for Women...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Officials this Spring launched a massive renewed campaign against women wearing the Hijab (Islamic headscarf). Victims and human rights defenders complain that women have been questioned, threatened and fined, as have some husbands. Some have lost their jobs or been forced to leave school" (para 1). "After the July public statements by President Rahmon and other officials, Malika was summoned along with other parents to the school. Staff there demanded that she 'take the hijabs off her daughters.' Malika 'had to take her oldest daughter out of the school'" (para 52).
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Officials this Spring launched a massive renewed campaign against women wearing the Hijab (Islamic headscarf). Victims and human rights defenders complain that women have been questioned, threatened and fined, as have some husbands. Some have lost their jobs or been forced to leave school" (para 1). "Since late Spring, the authorities - particularaly in the capital Dushanbe and khujand, central city of the northern Sogd Region - have been carrying out a massive renewed campaign against women wearing the hijab (Islamic headscarf)" (para 2). "Working groups - which included Police, employees of the State Committee for Women and Family Affairs, and officials of the State Committee for Religious Affairs (SCRA)...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Officials this Spring launched a massive renewed campaign against women wearing the Hijab (Islamic headscarf). Victims and human rights defenders complain that women have been questioned, threatened and fined, as have some husbands. Some have lost their jobs or forced to leave school" (para 1). ""Women wearing the hijab were punished with fines and in some cases their husbands were questioned and held in police custody. Other women were threatened with punishments unless they stop wearing the hijab, while some were forced to take it off in public places. At least one was 'humiliated' during police questioning, as the victim told human rights defenders. Still others lost their jobs" (para...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"At least one [woman] was 'humiliated' during police questioning, as the victim told human rights defenders" (para 5). "Okil sharipov was arrested in Isfara in sigd Region in late February 2016 for filming police harassment of women for wearing the hijab" (para 12). ""Police 'humiliate' women during questioning, another's husbandheld for three days" (para 28). "In zulola's case, 'both she and her husband were summoned to the Police Station and questioned separately. Each was questioned for between three and four hours.' Zulola told the human rights defender that she 'felt humiliated' during the police questioning. After the incident Zulola 'changed her dress and head cover style'" (para 30). "Police stopped...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In mid-July President Emomali Rahmon and other officials made public statements against wearing the hijab and beards. The campaign became 'more energised' after those statements, according to human rights defenders. And 'it still goes on,' as one human rights defender pointed out" (para 4). "President Rahmon has been attacking women wearing the hijab as well as men wearing beards from at least March 2015" (para 9). "On 11 July, at a public meeting marking the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the law on regulation of traditions, ceremonies and rituals with representatives of state and public organizations, President Rahmon spoke against hijabs and other religious apparel not traditional in Tajikistan,...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"A muslim woman, one of the victims and several human rights defenders, who all for fear of state reprisals asked not to be named, complained to forum 18 in July about such harassment" (para 6). "[there is a punishment of] six months' imprisonment for filming hijab harassment" (para 11). "Okil sharipov was arrested in Isfara in sigd Region in late February 2016 for filming police harassment of women for wearing the hijab. Judge Rustam Yunuszoda of Isfara Ctiy Court handed Sharipov a one-year prison sentence on 26 May 2016, his lawyer Faizinisso Vokhidova told Forum 18 on 1 August 2017. The authorities amnestied Sharipov and released him from prison in...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Idigul Kosimzoda, Chair of the State Committee for Women and Family Affairs, confirmed the raids to hunt for women wearing hijabs but declined to comment" (para 58). Idigul Kosimzoda is a woman (EJ-Coder Comment).
Dec. 2, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In our view, the proposed amendments to Tajikistan’s Law on Public Associations are inconsistent with the country’s international human rights obligations and commitments. As emphasized by international human rights bodies, the ability for civil society organizations to access funding and resources for their work is an integral and vital part of the right to freedom of association as protected, in particular, by article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). As a party to the ICCPR, Tajikistan has an obligation to facilitate NGO access to funding, irrespective of whether it originates from domestic, foreign or international sources" (para 7). "We call on the authorities of Tajikistan...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"We, a coalition of civil society organizations, are alarmed about the recent initiative of Tajikistan’s government to regulate and restrict access of NGOs to financial assistance from foreign and international sources. Draft legislation to this end, which is currently under consideration by the government, runs counter to international standards protecting the right to freedom of association and risks endangering the work of NGOs in the country. We call on Tajikistan’s government to drop this draft legislation and to respect the right of NGOs to have unhindered access to funding for their work, including from sources abroad" (para 1). "The implementation of programs funded by foreign governments, international organizations and other...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Police in the central Asian state of Tajikistan have forcibly shaved nearly 13,000 men and 'convinced' 1,700 women to remove their headscarves in a bid to eradicate radical Islam in the country" (para 1). "Police also said they had 'convinced' 1,700 women to remove their headscarves, arrested 89 hijab-wearing prostitutes and closed down 162 shops and stalls selling hijabs" (para 5).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel to Russia as labour migrants each year, leaving many jobs to be filled by women"(para 4). This data point is for male migrant labor (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"The workday begins at half past three in the morning, when they start sweeping the streets with handmade brooms. Later in the day, women in orange hi-vis vests can be seen digging the earth, planting shrubs and tending roadside flowers...Street cleaners are now mostly female, although there are a few men who join their ranks, either very young or elderly. The salary is small, but it makes a difference to the family budget"(para 3, 5)
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel to Russia as labour migrants each year, leaving many jobs to be filled by women. Street cleaners are now mostly female, although there are a few men who join their ranks, either very young or elderly. The salary is small, but it makes a difference to the family budget"(para 4-5)
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, has the reputation of being a very clean city. This is largely down to the efforts of its armies of female street-cleaners who start work every day before dawn, equipped only with brooms made out of twigs"(para 1)."The workday begins at half past three in the morning, when they start sweeping the streets with handmade brooms. Later in the day, women in orange hi-vis vests can be seen digging the earth, planting shrubs and tending roadside flowers"(para 3)."Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

The women street cleaners in the photo are all wearing headscarves. Almost all of the female landscape workers are also wearing headscarves (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel to Russia as labour migrants each year, leaving many jobs to be filled by women"(para 4)
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The workday begins at half past three in the morning, when they start sweeping the streets with handmade brooms. Later in the day, women in orange hi-vis vests can be seen digging the earth, planting shrubs and tending roadside flowers...Street cleaners are now mostly female, although there are a few men who join their ranks, either very young or elderly. The salary is small, but it makes a difference to the family budget"(para 3,5)
Oct. 28, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Philippines, Tajikistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2

“These laws [which allow rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims] enable societies to make sexual relations more respectable, as it is often considered problematic in some cultures, Sen said. The penal codes in these countries do not approach rape as violence or abuse, but focus more on the idea that sexual contact occurred outside of marriage” (p 4)
Oct. 28, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Philippines, Tajikistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

“But these laws [which allow rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims] are still on the books in countries as far apart as the Philippines, Lebanon and Tajikistan” (p 3)
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Philippines, Tajikistan, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"A survey of laws in 73 countries found rapists could avoid punishment if they married their victim in at least nine jurisdictions, including Bahrain, Iraq, Philippines, Tajikistan and Tunisia" (para 2).