Although Azerbaijan ratified the United Nation’s Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women treaty in 1995, the country still struggles with unequal educational and economic opportunities for women as well as high rates of domestic violence. Still, the government remains committed to the problem, and in 2006 the president established the State Committee for Family, Women and Children. Our Women’s Participation Program worked with local partners including the Committee to provide women with the confidence-building and vocational training needed for them to pursue and achieve leadership positions in their families, communities, workplace, and government.

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