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The conference identified new opportunities and initiatives for community development in regions of Azerbaijan.
May 13, 2015

GANJA - Nearly 120 participants attended a conference to discuss the community development process in Azerbaijan, the progress, challenges, and lessons learned in community mobilizing process and in implementing community socio-economic development projects.

The participants of the National Conference on Community Development included representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Industry regional offices in Ganja, Yevlax and Khachmaz rayons, representatives of local Executive Committees from eight rayons, community leaders, representatives of organizations with expertise in community development projects, and representatives of the donor community. Speakers and participants deliberated on the role of community self-governance mechanisms in addressing community needs and initiatives of community-based economic development projects.

Improving Social and Psychological Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence
April 30, 2013

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.

USAID Supports Televised Discussions of Women’s Issues
April 30, 2013

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.

USAID Joins United Nations Democracy Fund to Organize “Gender Academy” for Youth
April 30, 2013

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.

The government and civil society organizations discuss how better to protect human rights.
April 29, 2013

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”. 

Government of Azerbaijan and USAID Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in the Regions
April 19, 2013

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).

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