Projects — Azerbaijan

Women’s Participation Program


Our Women’s Participation Program promoted gender equality and empowered women to become confident and capable leaders – whether that be in their government, workplace, community or family. We partnered with and strengthened the capacity of civil society organizations to provide women with skills and leadership training and raised public awareness about gender issues. We also worked with government agencies to advocate for policy reforms allowing for more equal treatment and representation of women.

  1. Provided leadership training to 400 women, 50 percent of whom decided to run for elected office in December 2014. Of those, 97 women were elected, increasing women’s representation in municipal government by 30 percent
  2. Trained nearly 2,500 women and men on women’s rights and advocating for women’s issues
  3. Engaged 3,185 women at workshops and seminars about key gender-related issues
  4. Provided more than 100 trainings and technical assistance to women-focused civil society organizations
  5. Sheltered 112 women escaping from human trafficking and forced labor
  6. Awarded six grants to support women’s rights and promote women’s leadership in Azerbaijan.
  7. Produced five public service announcements reaching more than 1 million people on the following topics:
    1. Domestic violence: Watch it >
    2. Gender equality: Watch it >
    3. The Shattered Dream: Watch it >
    4. The Scale of Rights: Watch it >
    5. The Life Ladder: Watch it >
United States Agency for International Development