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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30am

Gender-based violence and early marriages are issues faced by many countries around the world. According to statistics from UN Women, between 15 and 76 percent of women are targets for physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime and over 60 million girls are forced into marriage before the age of 18.

Unfortunately, these issues also affect Azerbaijan. According to official statistics, between 2010 and 2013 nearly 18,500 criminal acts involving violence against women were committed. Twenty three percent of these cases were the result of family conflicts.

There are also many cases of forced early marriages and early engagements in Azerbaijan.  Between 2011 and 2013, nearly 8000 early marriages took place in Azerbaijan and more than 10,000 children were delivered by mothers between the ages of 15 and 17. The situation is aggravated because the majority of such cases are most likely unknown to public, which means the figure could be much higher.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am

The Governments of the United States of America and Azerbaijan have worked closely over the past six years to improve health care services for the population of Azerbaijan. Continuing this partnership, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched a new two-year health project – Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs (AZ SHIP).

Completion of CASC project in Azerbaijan
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, around 40 stakeholders came together to mark the successful completion of the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the conference was to draw attention to the difficulties faced by vulnerable populations, and highlight how their needs can be addressed in local communities by developing stronger support system for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan.

USAID and OSCE to combat human trafficking
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Baku today signed a grant agreement to co-operate on combating trafficking in persons and strengthen access to justice in Azerbaijan. Michael Greene, USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director, and Ambassador Koray Targay, Head of OSCE Office in Baku, signed the agreement.

A member of parliament is recognized for her support to the project
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:00am

After four years of successful collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national partners, the Primary Health Care Strengthening (PHCS) project funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is ending in October 2011. Today the project held its final conference to mark its closing and speak about its successes in the past four years.

Azerbaijani Social Workers Explore the Turkish Child Protection Model
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, social workers from Azerbaijan shared the results of a successful study tour to Turkey organized by the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the tour, which took place from 15 to 19 August, was to strengthen collaboration between the Ministry of Education and local communities by developing stronger support for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan by observing best practices in Turkey in the sphere.

New Milk Collection Facility Opens in Goranboy
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:00am

A new milk collection facility was opened on May 19, 2011 in Veyisli village of Goranboy district that will allow dairy farmers in the Veyisli community to sell their milk to commercial processors, increasing income for local residents.

New USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director Arrives
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:00am

Michael Greene assumed his position as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan.

Prior to being named as Mission Director, he served as Director of the Regional Platform for Western Afghanistan starting in 2009 where he oversaw all USAID stabilization and development field staff, activities, and office operations. He was the Director of the Office of Alternative Development Programs from 2005-2009, in Peru.

USAID and American Chamber of Commerce to Cooperate on Improving Investment Climate
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 11:00am

On April 12, 2011 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on issues related to improving the investment climate in Azerbaijan. Jonathan Conly, USAID/Caucasus Mission Director, and Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, AmCham Executive Director, signed the memorandum.

Youth with Disabilities Perform on the Stage
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 11:00am

Nearly 40 young people with disabilities from Baku and the regions performed in the Fifth Annual “Life is Like a Show” Theater Festival of Youth with Disabilities, which took place today at the Actors’ House. The Festival was organized by "Independent Life" Center of Development and Aid and "Mushvig" Social Rehabilitation Center with support from the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs.

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