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Putting the healing power of art to work - a studio for the community

Elnara Isgandarova grew up surrounded by creative people. Her father was a poet and journalist and her mother was a carpet weaver. But when Elnara finished secondary school her father insisted on her…  


Beekeeping business brings financial independence for a village teacher

Parvana Abdullayeva decided early on that education was key to attaining a better life for herself and her family.  


EU, UNDP and State Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs launch Gender-Based Municipal Academy in Baku to support women leaders in decision-making processes

This Academy is a non-formal education platform for women to increase their knowledge and skills in areas such as local governance, leadership and election observation.  


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Women in agriculture: new generation of rice farmers in the southern pearl of Azerbaijan

Parvana Rasulova, local farmer and mother of four boys, is a prominent rice producer in Masalli, in the south of Azerbaijan  


SDG series

Across Europe and Central Asia innovative and transformative initiatives are underway to help countries reach the goals for peace and prosperity, but the negative impacts of climate change– such as…  



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