Women's Day marked another year of Uzbekistani women's advancement in politics and other walks of life.
Some Tajik women have managed to escape the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' in Syria but others have not been so lucky.
Tajik officials are trying to rescue women whose husbands duped them into living under the control of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant'.
Women recall how their marriages turned into nightmares, enduring beatings and humiliations, and being treated like slaves.
Clerics recognise the special danger that extremists pose to women.
The Sunni Ittehad Council has issued fatwas against terrorism, the Taliban and now so-called 'honour killing'.
Uzbekistani women are opting to serve in law enforcement agencies.