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Domestic violence: Tajikistan
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As elsewhere, domestic violence in Tajikistan is intrinsically connected to broader political and socioeconomic trends. Repeated colonization, invasions, and power struggles in the territory that is today Tajikistan, particularly the Russian occupation followed by Soviet rule, have severed Tajik people from their spiritual and cultural heritage and …

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Sharipova, Muborak, “Domestic violence: Tajikistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001447>
First published online: 2012

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