How the women of Tajikistan live

How the women of Tajikistan live

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Photographer Mashid Mohajerin was eight when she and her family left Iran after the revolution. She still remembers how sad it was for her to leave her native places and how difficult it was to get used to life in a new country. First she lived in Pakistan, then in Belgium and finally in New York. While working on another project in Moscow, she met migrant workers aged 17 to 55 at the market. They all came from Tajikistan, and no one took their wives or children with them, leaving them in their native land, which at the same time seems so alien.

How the women of Tajikistan live Photo: Mashid Mohadjerin

How the women of Tajikistan live

Torsonmoh is the chairwoman of the Tirchit organization, which has 85 members, in Khorog. The members of the group bring income to their village, while at the same time inspiring other villages in Tajikistan.

How the women of Tajikistan live

This girl lives in the slums of Khorog. She became a victim of a human trafficker when she was trying to find a job abroad.

How the women of Tajikistan live

The husband of this woman left the village of Nau eight years ago — he left for the construction of a cottage after reading the newspaper "Suburban real estate: private ads". For the first few years he sent money for his wife and their three children, but for the last two years she had not heard from him.

How the women of Tajikistan live

Zarifa, Sahiba and Golfina work in the field in the morning, and their mothers sell vegetables at the market in Nau.

How the women of Tajikistan live

The remains of military equipment are an echo of the 1992-1997 civil war, in which tens of thousands of people died.

How the women of Tajikistan live

Firoza works 16 hours seven days a week on land that she and her neighbors rent from a collective farm. Cotton is the second largest export product in Tajikistan.

How the women of Tajikistan live

This picture was taken at a women's clothing factory. Women sew clothes here for special occasions, such as weddings and engagements. They hope that this enterprise will help them keep their husbands' houses in order.

How the women of Tajikistan live

A veteran of the Great Patriotic War with his granddaughter in the village of Andarro. The girl's father left for Russia before she was born and has not yet returned.

How the women of Tajikistan live

Elderly people nostalgically recall the times of the Soviet Union, when life was easier for them.

How the women of Tajikistan live

Dashteshor has great potential for the construction of a hydroelectric power station, but many parts of the republic still remain without electricity and heating in winter.

How the women of Tajikistan live

Latofat's husband left his native village of Andarro together with 280 other men and left Tajikistan to work in Russia. According to rumors, he already even has a credit card. The village receives money from the mountain settlement support program, which pays attention to the development of villages so that their residents can pay for air travel.

How the women of Tajikistan live

In an apartment in Khujand.

How the women of Tajikistan live

A young shepherd in Garma takes care of a cow — the only source of income for his family.

Keywords: Women | Migrants | Tajikistan | Photographer

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