International Organization for Migration

IOM Mission
in Tajikistan

Abandoned Wives of Tajik Labor Migrants - August 2009

This baseline study investigates problems associated with abandonment, at least in economic and emotional terms, of these wives and the vulnerabilities it creates. It also provides evidence that the phenomenon exists in significant numbers. The key findings show that these women live in extreme poverty; they lack assistance from the government, international organizations, and the local community; and their physical and mental health is vulnerable as they are defenseless against famine, crime, and abuse.

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