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August 18, 2014

Through the USAID-funded Women’s Participation Program, Counterpart International arranged a study tour for Azerbaijani women social workers from the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs to Ankara, Turkey on June 16-23, 2014. The seven-day study tour provided a unique opportunity for an educational work exchange for seven Azerbaijani participants to interact with their Turkish colleagues to improve care and rehabilitation services to women victims of domestic violence.

The Azerbaijani Head of Work with Regions of the State Committee and the staff of several Family and Children Support Centers, including centers in Agdam, Saatli, Sabirabad and Shuvalan, visited the different facilities maintained under the direction of the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy. These facilities included the General Office of Children Services, City Office of Family and Social Policies, Ankara Saray Care Houses, Children’s House, Women’s Status General Office, Centers for Combatting Violence Against Women, Altindagh Social Service Center, Saray Life without Challenges Care and Rehabilitation Center and Houses of Hope.

Local residents join USAID staff to tour the facility
April 26, 2012

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with British Petroleum and its partners opened a new milk collection facility in Saritepe village (Shamkir District). The new facility will allow dairy farmers in the Saritepe community to sell their milk to commercial processors, increasing income for local residents.

Launch Women’s Political Participation Project in Ganja
April 25, 2012

Representatives of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Counterpart International today marked the beginning of the Strengthening Women’s Political Participation project in Ganja. The project, which aims to strengthen participation of women in decision-making processes in Ganja as well as the regions of Samukh, Goygol and Dashkasan, is part of the Women’s Participation Program, funded by USAID and implemented by Counterpart International.

A training participant writes down her thoughts on who volunteer is.
April 16, 2012

On April 11, 2012, “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center, USAID’s local partner implementing the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in north-west Azerbaijan, organized training on Volunteer Recruitment in Sheki (186 miles from capital Baku). Ten young men and six young women from Sheki and the neighboring Zagatala district participated.

USAID Launches Women’s Participation Program
December 20, 2011

Nearly 60 stakeholders representing international organizations, local NGOs, Embassies and government entities gathered together to launch the Women’s Participation Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Women’s Participation Program seeks to improve the status of women in Azerbaijan by raising public awareness on issues that affect women and empowering more women to participate in decision making processes. Implemented by Counterpart International, the two-year program will fund six women’s rights NGO coalitions in projects that aim to:

USAID marks its 50-year achievements
November 3, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates its 50th anniversary. USAID's history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program. On September 4, 1961, the Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act. The Act mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic assistance programs, and on November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established USAID.

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