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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.

U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires speaks at the signing ceremony
December 29, 2010

Nine Child and Family Support Centers have been handed over to the State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Issues under  an agreement signed today between the State Committee and Save the Children, culminating more than 6 years of close collaboration between the governments of Azerbaijan and the United States, with recent support from the European Union.

Senior laboratory assistant at a laboratory equipment
November 27, 2010

On 26 November 2010, a new modern Feed Analysis Laboratory was opened in Agjabedi, a town in the central region of Azerbaijan. The primary goal of the feed analysis laboratory is to increase milk production, daily weight gain for beef and poultry, as well as egg production in farms in the central region of the country, where the share of livestock and poultry rearing amounts to 50-60% of total farming activities.

USAID Acting Country Coordinator presents Certificate of Accomplishment to FMS Director
November 5, 2010

On November 5, 2010 a team from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headed by Keith Simmons, USAID/Azerbaijan Acting Country Coordinator, visited the Financial Monitoring Service under the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan (FMS). The team met with Adishirin Gasimov, Director of the FMS, and the staff.

Group photo of the participants of the opening
October 12, 2010

On Friday, October 8th,a fish feed mill was officially reopened at Girkhbulag Fish Farm, just outside of Sheki. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided a small grant supporting the rehabilitation of the feed mill to address the need of local fish farmers for high-quality trout and carp feed.

October 7, 2010

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the launch of three new projects that will continue to help bring positive and lasting change to Azerbaijan and its people.

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