Dushanbe hosted the First Technical Expert’s Group Meeting of the Almaty Process, a regional interstate initiative on migration, on 12-13 February 2019. Government officials from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, as well as UN experts, have gathered to continue dialogue and exchange views on migration issues and refugee protection challenges in Central Asia and the wider region.
Preliminary results of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) study on combatting human trafficking and recruiting online in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan have been introduced to representatives of the civil society of three countries during a two-day regional event held on 21-22 January 2019 in Dushanbe.
The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has organized a first regional forum bringing together counter trafficking government officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to foster regional cooperation and improve the identification, referral and reintegration of victims of trafficking in the region.
When death is certain on land and likely at sea, where do you go?
IOM Tajikistan and the Government of Tajikistan co-organized a side event to discuss water and migration as a part of the International high-level Conference on International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe. The side-event titled “Migration in the Age of Vanishing Waters” brought together representatives of the related government agencies, international stakeholders, and academia.
This greenhouse was built with money provided by the Government of the United Kingdom
Amriddin Khalifaev is 33 years old, and lives in the village of Khojakushkori in the Jamoat Mehvar, Panj. Amriddin’s story is similar to the hundreds of thousands of other Tajik men who see themselves obliged to leave their country right after finishing secondary school, with no hopes of finding employment in the Tajik labour market.
Many thousands of Tajiks leave their country every year for jobs in Russia and Kazakhstan, but the Central Asian nation is also a transit zone for refugees and migrants from China, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Like nationals, transiting migrants also have access to medical checks, and the health status of migrant workers is a priority for the Tajik National Health Strategy.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2018 IOM Tajikistan has collected three stories that well represent some of the strong, independent women the organisation is working with.
Gulshanbi Zardova pictured on the mini-tractor she received from IOM with United Kingdom Government support
A women on a tractor is not a common sight in Tudaboyon village, a village which lays by the border to Afghanistan in Chubek Jamoat, Hamadoni. Despite women in Tajikistan increasingly taking on agricultural responsibilities and working the fields whilst their husbands and sons have migrated to Russia for work; there are still some things that are not considered normal or appropriate for women to do.