Women's Empowerment

  • Empowering Rural Women

    The aim of this project is to support the activities of the State Committee for Family,Women and Children's Affairs (SCFWCA) in their efforts to expand women’s participation in the economic and community life, with a focus on rural areas. The project also builds the capacities of the SCFWCA staff in producing qualitative data for evidence-based policy formulation.

  • UNDP, in partnership with Leader Women Public Union, has established and supports a Gender Study and Research Centre at the State Pedagogical University. The Centre aims to promote gender sensitive approaches and attitudes among its graduates and through them diffuse knowledge in schools. The project has also has teamed up with IOM to conduct a survey on the situation of migrants’ spouses staying behind in Azerbaijan.

  • Empowering Rural Women in the Social and Economic Life

    Achieving gender equality is one of the United Nation's highest priorities and is considered as a necessary precondition for fully achieving human development. Gender equality recognizes the individual - regardless of sex - as the central figure of societal progress and enables the nation to set on a long and thorny path to democratization and the nation’s sustainable development. The legal framework and policies pursued by the Government of Azerbaijan create enabling environment for women to exercise their rights and advance their position in the society. Since independence, Azerbaijan has ratified almost all essential international documents on the protection of women's rights.

  • Economic and Social Empowerment of Young and Disabled Women

    The project goal is to create opportunities for young and disabled women and to fully participate in the economic and social life of their community. The project is implemented under the New World Project, funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Promoting Rural Women’s Participation  in the Social and Economic Life -  Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurship and Employment

    The overall goal of the project is to support economic empowerment for entrepreneurship and employment among rural and young women in Masalli region of Azerbaijan. This project will benefit from UNDP’s experience accumulated throughout the implementation of the similar projects in Sabirabad and Neftchala regions and will use the methodology already successfully tested.

  • Promoting Rural Women’s Participation  in the Social and Economic Life -  Economic and Social Empowerment   of Rural Women and Youth

    The project goal is to create opportunities for rural women and youth to fully participate in the economic and social life of their communities. The project will be implemented in Neftchala and Salyan regions of Azerbaijan.

  • Enabling civil society to play a  greater role in advancing gender  equality and women’s rights

    The overall objective of the action is to increase the role of the civil society in advancing women’s rights and to promote economic and social participation of rural women through civil society organizations. Capacity development approach constitutes the principal methodology for the implementation of all activities proposed by the action. As practiced and promoted by UNDP, an essential ingredient in the capacity development approach will be to bring about transformation that is generated and sustained over time from within.