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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.

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.

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.

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