Founder and Chairperson of Marriage and Family
Marhabo Zununova is the founder and Chairperson of the Dushanbe-based NGO Marriage and Family (Tajikistan), which was founded on June, 19, 2002 and re-registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan on May 19, 2008. As an active and religious lady by nature and aware of the concerns of Tajik women and families, Ms. Zununova decided to create Marriage and Family. The organization helps Tajik couples to overcome day-to-day difficulties in their lives as well as to help young couples to create strong families. Her motto is “A stable family leads to a stable society.” Ms. Zununova has worked in various positions ranging from teaching history to students in higher school to being the head of personnel division and editor-in-chief of Tajikistan’s newspaper Sobitiya, published in Russian. Since the creation of Marriage and Family, she has combined her main jobs with her community service in the NGO and has helped many desperate persons and disintegrated families start new lives. Ms. Zununova graduated from the Faculty of History of the Tajik State University in 1980. She is a known person in Tajikistan, who has published over 140 newspaper articles dedicated to various aspects of life in the country. Ms. Zununova has raised three children.