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Author: Robin Haarr

Title: Violence and exploitation of children in Tajikistan

Subtitle: -

Journal: Central Asian Survey

Volume: 24

Issue: 2

Year: June 2005 (Published online: August 6, 2006)

Pages: 131-149

ISSN: 0263-4937 – Find a Library: WordCat | ISSN: 1465-3354 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Asian History: Tajik History | Types: Child Sexual Abuse



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»Analyzes the phenomenon of violence and exploitation of children in Tajikistan. Violence as defined by the WHO Report on Violence and Health; Government statistics on violence and exploitation of children; Social science research on the subject; Requirements for achieving the progressive implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.« (Source: EBSSCOhost)

»Tajikistan's political difficulties have had a devastating effect on the economy. Poor data collection and the absence of viable legal and social welfare systems make accurate data difficult to obtain. Recent studies show a much higher percentage of sexual and psychological abuse and of neglect than government reports have indicated. Violence against children, both by parents and by strangers, is increasing. Girls are especially vulnerable. Trafficking in young girls for sexual and domestic exploitation is exacerbated by Tajikistan's rising drug trade.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)


  The problem of violence against children in Tajikistan (p. 132)
    Places of vulnerability for children (p. 132)
    Defining violence and exploitation of children (p. 133)
  Government statistics on violence and exploitation of children in Tajikistan (p. 134)
  Social science research on violence and exploitation of children in Tajikistan (p. 135)
    Violence against children by families and caregivers (p. 135)
      Fatal abuse (p. 135)
      Physical violence/abuse (p. 136)
      Sexual abuse (p. 137)
      Psychological abuse (p. 138)
      Neglect (p. 139)
      Violence against children on the streets (p. 141)
      Violence against children in schools and institutions (p. 142)
      The unique problem of violence against girls (p. 143)
      Exploitation and trafficking of children (p. 145)
  Conclusions (p. 146)
  Acknowledgement (p. 147)
  Notes and references (p. 147)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Tajikistan | Types of rape: Child sexual abuse