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“Empowerment for Women - Progress for Society!” conference brought together key stakeholders to discuss gender-based violence an
December 17, 2014

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.

October 27, 2011

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
October 21, 2011

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
September 29, 2011

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
September 26, 2011

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
September 7, 2011

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.

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Last updated: December 22, 2014

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