Access to justice for women in Tajikistan
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Over the last quarter century, Tajik people have suffered from horrible civil war, economic collapse and a massive labour migration following the break-up of the Soviet Union and independence from it. Many women were left with no support, since their husbands and fathers had either been killed or had migrated to work in Russia. Forty-nine per cent of Tajik women live in the rural areas. They are especially challenged by limited access to justice and hostile gender customs. The “Access to Justice” project is to change this.