Amnesty International has accused Tajikistan of failing to protect its women, saying nearly half are raped, beaten or abused by their families.
According to Amnesty, women are regularly subjected to humiliation not only from their husbands but also in-laws, causing many to turn to suicide.
The report's authors say the government should introduce laws and support services to tackle domestic violence.
Tajikistan, which borders Afghanistan, is the poorest former Soviet republic.
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