Learn more


Escaping the whirlpool: Free legal aid centers help people in remote areas regain power to practice their rights

Saidniso Shokirova didn’t think she’d be a parent again at age 70, but she has been officially recognized as the guardian of her three grandchildren. The challenge of raising the three kids – 17, 14,…  


When curiosity becomes a game-changer: The woman who opted for a drastic career change from teaching history to handling refrigeration technology

It takes courage to go for a drastic career change of profession, especially if it goes against stereotypes, but curiosity and family support can take you a long way. This is how it was for Gulraftor…  


The woman who leads the way in the Energy efficiency sector

Meet Rafika Musaeva: A scientist, and engineer, and initiator of a number of law amendments that laid foundation for the independent Tajikistan, she has been fighting for the rights of girls and women…  


Solar power helps fish farmers reach record survival rate of young alevins

Up in the picturesque mountains of Shahrinav, where nature’s conditions are so harsh they make it uninhabitable for people, there is a solar-powered fish farm. The owner Qutbidin Rajabov has had his…  


COVID-19 highlights the need for access to clean water

As healthcare workers across the globe unanimously promoted frequent handwashing as the most effective element in preventing COVID-19, Viloyat Valieva, a 48-year-old teacher from Laboba, Khatlon, grew…  


Promoting Effective Medical Waste Management to Reduce COVID-19 Impact on Environment

As COVID-19 rapidly spread across the world, the much-needed isolation and reduced industrial impact seems to have let the Earth take a breath of fresh air. COVID-19, however, is not all blooms and…  


Communities Work in Solidarity with Local Healthcare Institutes to Respond to COVID-19

Safargul Tagoynazarova, a 50-year-old taylor, feels her life has been largely affected by COVID-19 despite the fact that none of her family members have been infected. Her economic situation has…  


Code for Climate Like a Girl! Young Woman Challenges Stereotypes, Joins a Team to Win Climate Hackathon

Anastasiya Penkova, 22, works to develop her first social project online to give second life to anything, starting from old clothes to home furniture, to reduce consumption impact on climate. The…  


Positive Women

1 December is World AIDS Day, a global public health campaign dedicated to raising awareness of AIDS and HIV, and mourning the victims of the desease around the world.  


UNDP Premieres “Speak Up” Film, Brings Journalists Together to Discuss Media Role in Prevention of Domestic and Other Forms of Gender-Based Violence

“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…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Tajikistan 
Go to UNDP Global