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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).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Tajik law does not contain any specific measures promoting women’s access to land and women represent only a small percentage of land owners in the country. Agricultural reforms initiated in 1992 give households, including those headed by women, the right to use and inherit land…By law, women are entitled to have access to bank loans without any need for prior authorisation" (85)
Aug. 30, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Women and men have the same rights to access bank loans and credit" (8). This information is from the Law on State Guarantees of Equal Rights for Men and Women/CEDAW 2012. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 30, 2017, 11 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under the Family Code and the Civil Code, within registered marriages, spouses have equal property rights, but this does not apply to unregistered, religious marriages, leaving many women unable to claim their property rights when the relationship breaks down" (15). This information is from the Human Rights Council 2009. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"In addition, requirements in the Land Code that land only be allocated to those who are qualified to manage it discriminate against women, given that few have formal agricultural qualifications, and local officials tend to view them as incapable of running a farm" (38). This information is from JICA 2008. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under the constitution, customary and religious law are not considered valid sources of law, in relation to land rights or any other matters" (134). This information is from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank, 2011. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)