“One day, when were still married, my ex-husband came home drunk and beat me so hard, that my children woke up screaming. And even now they often wake up screaming at night,” a journalist, who wished to remain anonymous and who was touched by UNDP film Speak Up tells her story. “I was a victim of sexual, psychological, and emotional violence and he also did many things so that I don’t ask for alimony,” adds the woman, who still fears that her now divorced husband might hunt her down if she speaks publicly.
In July 2019 legal amendments to the civil registration system were adopted to take the financial burden of birth registration off families and to ensure that children enjoy full rights from the first days.
Dushanbe, 18 October 2019- To commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense of the Government of Tajikistan (CoES) and United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan (UNDP) held a series of events which highlighted the importance of disaster risk awareness, inclusiveness and a need to ensure that everyone at risk from disasters is part of the risk reduction process.
Dushanbe residents launch the “Dushanbe Solar City” campaign to crowdfund solar panels for the first electric car to run the streets of the city as a food truck, serving locally produced, fresh and healthy snacks, in a unique effort to promote the use of renewable energy.
Dushanbe, 4 October 2019 – UNDP holds roundtable to present key research findings and discuss recommendations of its Country Assessment on Green Energy and SME Development to transform energy sector in Tajikistan through provision of affordable and sustainable energy products and services to rural population.
Muminabad, 10 September 2019 – UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe has launched new Domestic Violence Prevention Cabinet in Muminabad, Tajikistan, to provide support domestic abuse victims.
Dushanbe, 21 Aug – The Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Implementation of Sendai Framework concluded with the adoption of Dushanbe Resolution— acall to action for the governments to strengthen the regional coordination mechanisms and consolidated support for the global disaster risk reduction agenda.

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8.742 million

(2017, source: TAJSTAT) Population

29.7%

(2017, source: MEDT)
Poverty rate

1010 USD

(2018, World Bank Data)
GNI per capita

0.65

(2017, source: UNDP)
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