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A young woman shares her first hand experience as a new member of municipality.
July 28, 2015

Despite the fact that various types of gender-based discriminations are still happening in Azerbaijan, each year more Azerbaijani women feel self-confident and ambitious for taking leading positions and running for political seats. According to the Central Election Commission’s official statistics, municipal elections, held in December 2014 in Azerbaijan, resulted in an eight percent increase in women’s representation across the country – from twenty-seven percent in 2009 to thirty-five percent in 2014.

These achievements became possible due to the combined efforts of Azerbaijani local civil society and state agencies with support from the Women’s Participation Program (WPP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Counterpart International. Success is demonstrated by the 97 out of 401 women trained by WPP who assumed office in various regional municipalities.

Water Supply in Azerbaijan: Moving Forward in the Right Direction
January 28, 2015

The efficient supply of potable water is one of the main preconditions for quality of life for every family and for the operation of businesses. In Azerbaijan, water is supplied both to household and commercial consumers by Azersu, the sole water supplier in Azerbaijan. The company has over one million customers, of which about 30,000 are businesses.

“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.

GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND AZERBAIJAN COOPERATE TO ADVANCE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGIONS
December 9, 2014

Today, residents of the Garalar community of Sabirabad rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and USAID gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a new medical facility.

Ambassador Chahtahtinsky (left) and Chargé d’Affaires Hogan (right) shake hands after signing the declaration.
November 20, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Co-ordinator in Baku today signed a Declaration to co-operate on and support combating human trafficking in Azerbaijan. The Declaration was signed by Dereck Hogan, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Baku, and Ambassador Alexis Chahtahtinsky, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku.

Azerbaijani Government Officials and CSO Leaders Learn about Bulgarian Civil Society.
November 17, 2014

The new law on public participation, which entered into force in June 2014, opened up new avenues for increased engagement by civil society organizations (CSOs) and other interested actors in policy-making and implementation in Azerbaijan. 

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Last updated: July 28, 2015

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