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A Day In The Life Of A Tajik Mother

The question of how women balance work and child care is a topic of intense debate worldwide. In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we look at the lives of working mothers in Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Montenegro, Iraq, Ukraine, Tatarstan, and the Czech Republic. In this gallery, we spend a day with Shahnoz Komilzoda, a businesswoman, wife, and mother of two children in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Shahnoz Komilzoda preparing food with her child in their kitchen in Dushanbe
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Shahnoz Komilzoda preparing food with her child in their kitchen in Dushanbe

Dressing her daughter for school in the bedroom of her apartment
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Dressing her daughter for school in the bedroom of her apartment

Waving for a taxi with her child on a street in Dushanbe
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Waving for a taxi with her child on a street in Dushanbe

Komilzoda working in her office in Dushanbe
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Komilzoda working in her office in Dushanbe

Entering the office building
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Entering the office building

Komilzoda carrying grocery bags at a supermarket in Dushanbe
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Komilzoda carrying grocery bags at a supermarket in Dushanbe

Outside of her son's school
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Outside of her son's school

Helping with schoolwork
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Helping with schoolwork

Making traditional food while the kids watch
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Making traditional food while the kids watch

Doing the wash
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Doing the wash

Showing a photograph to her children
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Showing a photograph to her children

Playing a board game with her family
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Playing a board game with her family

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