World Conference on Women


Allison Howells
United States

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Delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan
Represented by the University of the Pacific
Allison Howells and Sarah Geagea

Prostitution is illegal in the Republic of Tajikistan. However, buying sex is not a criminal act. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan have had civil wars and instability. It is the poorest country among the post-soviet states. Tajikistan has a liberal regime and a secular government. Therefore, it has become a popular destination country for sex tourism especially for Afghans. Moreover, women become victims for sex trafficking because businesses claim to offer high paid jobs as nannies and waitresses in neighboring countri...