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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.

Within the framework of this advocacy activity, the IGPN has prepared twenty two Advocacy Cards for individual countries linked with IGPN, which includes Azerbaijan as well and one common Regional Advocacy Card. The aim of this advocacy work is to remind the European and national representatives of their policy commitments. The Advocacy Card for EC development cooperation with Azerbaijan firstly provides an overview of EU’s commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Secondly, the country Strategy Paper for Azerbaijan is examined in the context of the EU’s commitments to gender equality. Next, an assessment of major gender issues in Azerbaijan is presented. Finally, recommendations are proposed to the actors involved in various degrees in the preparation of the Country Strategy Paper: the EU officials, national government and civil society organizations.

The representatives from European Commission, related State agencies, including State Committe on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, State Council for Support to NGOs, Ombudsman office, Human Rights section of Milli Majlis, international organizations, including embassies, as well as local NGO and Media participatd in the event. The Advocacy Card had been sent to all guests beforehand together with invitations.

Ms. Ulviyya Mammadova, the Executive Director of GEWI opened the event by presenting the organization and its activities in the form of power point slides and also briefly introduced the Advocacy Card to participants.

Among those making speech were Ms. Mehriban Vezir, Chairwoman of Eurointegration Committee of Azerbaijan who made a speech on Prioritities in European Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership. Another speaker Ms. Mominat Omarova, board member of GEWI, also chairperson of Steering Committee of Council of Europe on Gender Equality made a speech on monitoring of application of recommendations of Council of Europe on gender equality by government and civil society. All speeches were followed by question and answer session and discussions on the subject. At the end of discussions, concrete recommendations have been made to achieve more effective result in efforts towards reaching gender equality.


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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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