Pushing the fight in eliminating GBV through effective laws in Azerbaijan
By Kulsoom Rizvi To mark the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, a call for the elimination of all forms …
Women’s economic leadership the focus of second Azerbaijan conference
The second Women’s Leadership Conference held in Shamkir, Azerbaijan produced 23 policy recommendations on gender and women’s issues that participants hope will contribute to making gender equality a reality.
Celebrating Women: Aytekin Verdiyeva in Azerbaijan
While most women in Azerbaijan never achieve prominence in public and professional roles, Aytekin Verdiyeva has defied the odds.
Women in Azerbaijan inspired to achieve their leadership potential
When a crowd of around 70 people listened to Aytekin Verdiyeva make an impassioned speech on women’s leadership in Azerbaijan, no one could have guessed it was the state official’s first-ever public oration.
Competition for journalists puts women’s rights convention into action
By Jennifer Brookland In the campaign to eliminate discrimination against women, information can be a powerful instrument. To encourage greater news coverage of the problem …
Making anti-violence laws a reality for Azerbaijan’s women
By Jennifer Brookland Authorities in Azerbaijan are taking violence against women seriously. They’ve signed on to international treaties, passed laws against workplace discrimination, and written …
Notes from the field: Forty Ants on the Eiffel Tower
Five bumpy hours after leaving Baku, we were near our destination: Azerbaijan’s second largest city and historical capital, Ganja.
Women in Azerbaijan recommend steps to gender equality
More than 100 government leaders, community activists and donors assembled in Baku, Azerbaijan, to create an action-oriented agenda for forwarding women’s advancement and political involvement.
14 organizations receive grants to improve the status of women
Six new grants from Counterpart International will support women’s rights and promote women’s leadership in Azerbaijan.
Local Ownership: Making It More than Just a Phrase
“Local ownership” is today’s hot topic in development and recognized as a key element to sustainable development results. Unfortunately, good strategies like this can come and go like fads or become empty slogans that many people employ but few skillfully implement.