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13 October 2006 - Finding alternatives to institutional care for Tajik children

Tape#: JN 6580 Tajikistan incarceration
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Hekmat Zokirov spent three years in a detention centre in Dushanbe, Tajikistan because his mother could not afford to keep him at home.

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Production date: 28 July 2006


Keywords: UNICEF, children, prison, education, poverty

Main shooting locations: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Main sequences: In the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan, mothers are often left to care for large families alone when their husbands go abroad to find work. Sometimes the real victims are the children, abandoned to substandard education or even detention. On 18 October, UNICEF will launch Innocenti Social Monitor 2006, a study of the effects of poverty in the region. 

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