Young Azerbaijani women with an interest in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) celebrated their achievements at a special event entitled “Girls in ICT Day” in Baku on April 25.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the event that was hosted by IREX. The event highlighted the skills and contributions of young women working in the ICT field. Awards were made to winners of Tech Age Girls (TAG) project. Representatives from local NGOs working on gender issues and from the Ministry of Education participated in the event.
Twenty six journalists from Baku and the regions participated in two workshops on “Data Mapping and Online Journalism”, organized in early April. The training was conducted by the Azerbaijan New Media Project (ANMP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).
In collaboration with the State Committee for Women in Azerbaijan, USAID provided support through the Women’s Participation Program (WPP) to help sharpen the knowledge and skills of regional employees providing social and psychological assistance to victims of domestic violence.
A series of TV talk-shows with the title “What do Women Want?” is raising public awareness on discrimination against women and promoting women’s participation in political processes.
On February 23-27, 2013, USAID and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDF) co-sponsored “Gender Academy” training in Oguz, which brought together 30 young civil society activists, comprised of 10 men and 20 women. The aim of the training was to empower women’s active participation in decision-making by strengthening women’s leadership skills. The “Gender Academy” is part of two-year “Establishment of Women’s Center for Raising Public Awareness” initiative funded by UNDF and implemented by “Young Leaders” and “Bridge to the Future”, both Ganja-based civil society organizations.
In cooperation with the Regional Center of the Office of Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Azerbaijan Rights Consortium (ARC) project organized public discussions on “The Right to Legal Assistance: Current Situation and Problems”.
The Zardabi “Community Road and Street Light Rehabilitation” project funded under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) has been successfully completed. SEDA is co-financed by Government of Azerbaijan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with support from the Ministry of Economic Development (MoED).
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan (NGO Support Council) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their partnership in the implementation of the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) in Azerbaijan. Paige Alexander, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, and Azay Guliyev, Chairman of the NGO Support Council, signed the memorandum.
Ms. Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived in Azerbaijan on a two-day visit.
She will join Mr. Thomas Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights, and will meet Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, to discuss inter-governmental development cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan. The high-level delegation is also expected to meet with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Last updated: June 10, 2014