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Up to a quarter of the Tajik population are labour migrants, almost all men. Women back in Tajikistan are left to take care of their families. (Photo: Adil Nurmakov/Flickr)
IWPR Central Asia
30 Mar 17
Many men find new partners while working abroad, leaving families at home without support.
A Kazak bride and groom celebrate in Astana. (Photo: Neyran Elden/Flickr)
IWPR Central Asia
8 Mar 17
Men see taking extra and unofficial ‘wives’ as a sign of social prestige.
Convicts going for a walk at Kyrgyzstan's only women's prison at Stepnoe. (Photo: IWPR)
IWPR Central Asia
8 Mar 17
Experts say that jailing women has far-reaching societal repercussions.
A Kyrgyz woman in traditional wedding dress. (Photo: Katie Putz/Flickr)
IWPR Central Asia
21 Feb 17
Women left to raise children on their own with no support from their ex-husbands.
Agroinvestbonk clients queue to withdraw cash outside the bank's Dushanbe headquarters. (Photo: Jamila Majidova/IWPR)
IWPR Central Asia
14 Dec 16
Officials blame falling remittances but have failed to implement serious reforms.
Tajik army soldiers form a guard of honour. Dushanbe, July 2005. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
IWPR Central Asia
9 Sep 15
Rebellion led by deputy defence minister came as a surprise.
Kyrgyz prime minister Temir Sariev (right) with Kazak deputy prime minister Bakytjan Sagintaev at the ceremony marking the official end of customs procedures, August 12, 2015. (Photo: Kyrgyz government website)
IWPR Central Asia
25 Aug 15
Exporters say customs controls with Kazakstan remain in place despite launch of free trade rules.
Oinikhol Bobonazarova. (Photo: Galim Faskhutdinov)
IWPR Central Asia
17 Apr 15
In the midst of crisis, authorities seem to be prioritising unnecessary, bad laws.