Nearly nine months after the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman sparked global condemnation, the victim's mother says the family is still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
It wasn't so long ago that bicycles were off-limits for rural Tajik girls -- the activity was deemed inappropriate for any young woman who hoped to find a husband. But times are changing.
When it comes to family matters, young Tajiks appear to be taking full advantage of new technology.
In the latest round of Tajikistan's effort to influence what its citizens name their children, authorities are set to ban names they deem insulting, demeaning, or foreign to Tajik culture.
The fear of insults and attacks has prompted some Tajik street prostitutes to literally go undercover; that is, under the Islamic hijab.