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New Network has been established


26/11/2010
On November 26, 2010, Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives has held a Conference at Azerbaijan Human Rights House (30 Jafar Jabbarli street). The purpose in holding the Conference was to discuss the needs in establishing a Network of regional NGOs in Azerbaijan working on gender/women’s rights issues and what this Network can do to reach gender equality and promote women’s rights in the country.

There participated 36 representatives from total 30 regional NGOs. The geographic scope of participants included the regions of Azerbaijan, such as, Shaki, Shirvan, Guba, Imishli, Zagatala, Barda, Mingachevir, Jabrail (Jabrail IDPs settled in Bilasuvar), Nakhchivan, Kurdamir, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit. more

 

Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives has prepared a presentation about the projects it implemented.

It can be downloaded here (in Azerbaijani)


 

 

Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (GEWI) has held a press conference dedicated to the results of its 2009 projects
02/07/2010
Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (GEWI) has held a press conference dedicated to the results of its 2009 projects on July 2, 2010 at Amirov Hall of Hyatt Tower I. The representatives of related state agencies, local and international organizations, NGOs, foreign embassies and Mass Media outlets have participated in the Conference. more

Ms. Ulviyya Mammadova, executive director of GEWI PA was guest at Radio Liberty “After Work” program

08/03/2010
"Men need to be educated", - Ms. Ulviyya Mammadova, executive director of Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives Public Association reckons. On March 8, «After Work» program discussed the women’s participation in decision-making processes in Azerbaijan. Ms. Mammadova reckons that the responsibility in the family should be shared: - We held survey among women in Azerbaijan. It became clear that they supported the idea of working. Women’s engagement in household, motherhood responsibilities don’t allow them to develop. We don’t think men should bear more responsibility. Responsibilities should be shared. We think on changing our work methodology, because we always say, but women listen, and men don’t. Men need to be educated so that their thinking could change. Only working with women could by no means yield effect. As regards the mentality, women’s role is to care for their husbands and families. But it is not right if they accept it extremely. more  listen & download (in Azerbaijani)


Press-Releases

Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives implemented “Training for Trainers working with IDP women” project

 22/02/2010
Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives Public Association is implementing “Training for Trainers working with IDP women” project in cooperation with PRAXIS Assistance to Social Development Social Union and with the support of Equitas International Human Rights Education Center. Under the project, it has been foreseen to hold 4-days training for enhancing knowledge and capacities of trainers working with the IDP women groups, training them on new experience and lessons and holding exchange of views.
The training was held at office of Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives Public Association on 13, 14 and 20, 21 February 2010 and the training was attended by 10 skilled trainers from different regions of the country.
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Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives organized the meeting of advanced businesswomen in Neftchala, Lankaran and Kurdamir regions with local women groups

18/12/2009
On December 18-19-26 2009, second meetings were held on meeting of advanced businesswomen in Neftchala, Lankaran and Kurdamir regions with local women groups for educating regional women. Mrs. Fatimat Aghamirzayeva is a well-known businesswoman in carpet-weaving. She spoke to the women on her job, challenges faced, ways to eradicate them and successes, stimulated them and created great interest with them. more & photos


Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives organized meetings in the regions on women’s awareness, and their capacity building

12/11/2009
Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives, under OSI/AF institutional project N: 15488, planned to hold meetings with experts on 4 topics on women’s awareness and their capacity building. These topics are as follows: 1. Family violence and its main causes; 2. Meeting with successful businesswomen;
3. Gender equality and basis for women’s rights, directions, laws and conventions;
4. Psychological factors in leadership development.
more & photos Lankaran, Kurdamir, Neftchala


Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (GEWI) has held a Final Conference on results of its activities in 2008

30/07/2009
Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (GEWI) has held a Final Conference of its activities on June 30, 2009 at Amirov Hall of Hyatt Tower I from 10-13:00. The Final Conference was dedicated to the results of projects GEWI has implemented in 2008. Related state agencies, local and international NGOs, foreign embassies and Mass Media representatives have been invited to the Conference.
Ulviyya Mammadova, the Executive Director of GEWI presented the results of projects the organization has held in 2008 and stressed the most important achievements the organization gained for the past year. She also gave information about the important advocacy work GEWI has done on Draft Law of Azerbaijan Republic on Domestic Violence and on other issues. more & photos


Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initatives (GEWI) held a Round Table on “Domestic Violence and ‘Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence of the Republic of Azerbaijan’

08/05/2009
Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initatives (GEWI) held a Round Table on May 8, 2009 at 11 AM-12:30 PM at the Conference Hall of Caspian Plaza with financial support from Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation. The topic of the Round Table was “Domestic Violence and ‘Draft Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence of the Republic of Azerbaijan’.”
The purpose in holding the Round Table mainly was to bring the draft law on domestic violence into public discussion, join efforts in the field of improvement of this draft law through exchange of opinions and to play a stimulating role to the adoption of the draft law.
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Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (GEWI) has held a Round Table on “Addressing Gender equality and women’s empowerment in European Commission Development Cooperation with Azerbaijan.”

19/12/2008
Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (GEWI) has held a Round Table on “Addressing Gender equality and women’s empowerment in European Commission Development Cooperation with Azerbaijan.” In the event, a presentation about GEWI and its activities was given and Advocacy Card prepared in the framework of “Development Cooperation and Gender” project held by International Gender Policy Network (IGPN) was presented. The Round table continued with discussions around the issue and the Advocacy card. more
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VIDEO
    2 Iyul, 2010. Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives has held a Conference presenting the results of the projects it implemented in 2009. Watch it on Kanal13.TV (in Azerbaijani)

July 30, 2009. Khazar TV covering the event about the results of the monitoring of the Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (in Azerbaijani)


July 30, 2009. News story on the activities of GEWI in Lider TV
(in Azerbaijani)


May 8, 2009. GEWI held Round Table discussions in the topic of “On the draft law on Domestic Violence of Azerbaijan Republic”
(In Azerbaijani)

Reports and Publications

 

Report on the monitoring of implementation of Recommendation Rec (2003)3 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on balanced participation of Women and Men in Political and Public Decision-making in Azerbaijan Republic 

Monitoring and Alternative Report on implementation of the Convention on Elimination of All Types of Discrimination against Women in Azerbaijan Republic.

Gender Mainstreaming: The Role of Civil Society. REPORT on the results of monitoring national gender mechanism.

 


Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives has held four day training for Trainers working with IDP Women and prepared a TRAINING MODULE with financial support of Equitas – International Human Rights Training Centre.

In 2008 Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives has published booklet about its activities


In 2010 Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives has published booklet about its activities

 

  Bulletins Legislation


 - Quarterly bulletin (1)
(in Azerbaijani)
 (July, August, September 2009)

 
 - Quarterly bulletin (2)
(in Azerbaijani)
 (October, November, December
2009)

 - Quarterly bulletin (3) (in Azerbaijani)
 (October, November, December
2009)

 - Quarterly bulletin (4) (in Azerbaijani)
 (April, May,
June 2010)

Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Provisions of Equality between Men and Women (in Azerbaijani)

Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic on National Action Plan on Women’s Affairs (in Azerbaijani)

“Gender Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on realization of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Provisions of Equality between Men and Women (in Azerbaijani)

Order of the President of Azerbaijan Republic about implementation of State Policy on Women

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Media about GEWI Partners


GEWI and its work are regularly covered in print and online Media...

Radio Azadlıg (Freedom) - The guest of "After Work" program is Ulviyya Mammadova - Executive Direcor of GEWI

Olaylar NA
- There is a need to improve the draft law on "Preventing domestic violence"

Presspost Newspaper - On "Preventing Domestic Violence"

APA NA - A Round Table has been held in Baku on gender equality and women's empowerment


 



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