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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 and IREX hand over Community Information Centers
July 18, 2012

19 Community Information Centers were handed over to local partnersthrough memorandums signed with them today. These centers, located in Shirvan, Imishli, Sumgait, Guba, Gazakh, Shaki, Ganja, Zagatala, Ismailli, Mingachevir, Lenkaran, Tovuz, Terter, Barda, Ujar, Goychay, Masalli, Khachmaz and Shemkir, were set up by IREX under the USAID-funded Azerbaijan New Media Project and hosted by local NGO partners.

Communities are trained to be able to address their health issues
July 17, 2012

On June 27, 2012, Save the Children, a partner of USAID’s “Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs” (AZ SHIP) Project, organized a one-day training on community fundraising for 7 members of the Community Action Group in Yengiyan Village of Zagatala District. The leader of the local religious community and the head of the municipality of the neighboring village also participated in the event.

Women’s Participation Program
July 11, 2012

On June 28, 2012, the USAID funded "Women Leadership in Local Governance" project trained 15 women to incorporate new leadership skills in their respective work with  local government structures,  businesses and NGO communities in the  Yevlakh region. The deputy head of Yevlakh region Executive Power, USAID, local municipalities, community leaders, and women from local executive governmental structures, and local NGOs participated in the training and related presentation on the same day.

conference  on TB and lung diseases in Nakhchivan
June 11, 2012

The Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is a unique region of Azerbaijan – not only it is geographically separated from the rest of the country, Nakhchivan also has its own government institutions, including an elected parliament and Ministry of Health (MOH).

Future leaders in northern Azerbaijan
May 21, 2012

On May 18-19, 2012, Integration of Azerbaijani Youth to Europe Organization, USAID’s partner implementing the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in northern Azerbaijan, organized a two-day training session on Gender and Strategic Planning in Guba. Twenty two young men and women from Guba and the neighboring Khachmaz district participated.

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Last updated: December 22, 2014

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