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Public Union for Gender Equality and Women’s Initiatives (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 Initiatives (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.

Another purpose in holding the Round Table was to present the Commentary a US based NGO Advocates for Human Rights did with the initiative of GEWI on the draft law on Domestic Violence of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Sector of Milli Majlis on Legislation on Human Rights and other corresponding commissions of Milli Majlis, State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, Ombudsman office, Public Relations office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Public Relations office of the Republic’s Head Prosecutor’s office, local NGOs working on the topic and other organizations working on women’s rights, representatives of international organizations and others were invited to the Round Table.

Mr. Emil Taghiyev, the head of Sector on Legislation on Human Rights of Milli Majlis, Elgun Safarov, a representative of State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, Mahir Mammadov, from Ombudsman’s office, civil society representatives and others. Attended the Round Table.

As the date of the The Round Table – May 8 coincided with the occupation day of Shusha city of Karabakh, it was made open by remembering all of Azerbaijani compatriots killed during the capture by one minute silence. After that the event continued with the main topic. Although the event didn’t go according to the initial program as defined beforehand, it continued with heating discussions on domestic violence. Both the civil society representatives working in the field of domestic violence, as well as the representatives of corresponding state entities expressed their opinion on what has been done and which spheres need improvement in the draft law on domestic violence.

The next step GEWI is planning to do on domestic violence is to present the Commentary and recommendations done by Advocates for Human Rights with the initiative of GEWI to the Milli Majlis and lobbying for its adoption.

GEWI Press office
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VIDEO

    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.

 


In 2008 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)

 

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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