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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.

New Milk Collection Facility Opens in Goranboy
May 23, 2011

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
May 5, 2011

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
April 12, 2011

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
February 9, 2011

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.

New Members of Parliament Attend Introductory Orientation Program
January 25, 2011

On January 25, 2011 newly-elected parliamentarians attended an Orientation Program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Parliamentary Program in Azerbaijan (PPA), in collaboration with the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of the Azerbaijan Republic.

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