December 2013

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 …

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June 2013

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.

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March 2013

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.

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January 2013

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.

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December 2012

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 …

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December 2012

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 …

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December 2012

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.

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December 2012

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.

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March 2012

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.

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June 2011

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.

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