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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.

USAID Strengthens Support to Aquaculture Development in Azerbaijan
March 7, 2013

A newly reconstructed carp hatchery has begun operations in Kurgarabujag village of Neftchala district.

USAID and USDA collaborated in the production of the HACCP Manuals.
February 28, 2013

Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented new food safety manuals that are of crucial importance for the development of food safety policies of Azerbaijan. During the presentation, the participants discussed the current practices and constraints, and outlined necessary future steps.

Training on New Media Skills Development
February 26, 2013

On February 9, 2013 high school teachers, engineers and high schools students in Goychay learned first-hand the power of the internet to connect people and ideas throughout the world.  The training was organized by IREX and its partner Regional Cooperation and Community Development Center (RCCDC). The participants – new bloggers – stepped boldly into the blogosphere after learning to register blog addresses, upload pictures and videos.

Azerbaijani Media Fellows visit CNN center in Atlanta
February 14, 2013

Nine professional journalists and university lecturers from Azerbaijan participated in a study tour in the United States of America from January 26 to February 3. The study group members were individually selected and awarded media fellowships by IREX as part of the Cooperative Agreement funded by USAID under the Azerbaijan New Media Project (ANMP).

Cold storage management workshop
January 10, 2013

In November 2012, international and local consultants from the USAID funded Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) Project conducted a workshop on the “Use of Technology Equipped Cold Storage Management” in Guba. Nineteen farmers and other private sector representatives participated in the Workshop.

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Last updated: December 22, 2014

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