Tajikistan poverty takes violent toll on domestic life

Unemployment, alcoholism and violence against women are common problems for men.

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    Unemployment and alcoholism are common problems for men in Tajikistan and so is violence against women.

    The poorest country of all the former Soviet states in Central Asia relies on remittances from workers abroad, mostly in Russia.

    For the unemployed left behind, life can be drunken and violent.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from the capital Dushanbe.


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