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are the special issues (printed analogues were distributed in regions), shining{covering} about debatable problems gender theories, gender attitudes and relations in the most different areas of a public life. The research data resulted editions in a significant part are made by advisers of AGIC




THE GENDER RESEARCHES

In this section the gender researches are presented. The researches have been realized by the Azerbaijan authors with 1998 on present time




HOT LINE

To the submitted addresses it is possible to receive legal, psychological and medical aid:

The Crisis Center:
t: 4943376
wcc@online.az


legal consultation. pre-judicial preparation of the documentation . psychological rehabilitation, consultations of the gynecologist. psychiatrist, neuropathologist.

MHAIDS Azerbaijan:
t: 5106614 mhaids@initiative.az


consultations of the gynecologist. psychiatrist, neuropathologist. venereologist, the organization of the specialized analyses

Research Center ⅁Tꍊ
t: 438 15 77:

areat@azeronline.com

Consultations in registry offices about an opportunity of the conclusion of the marriage contract at registration of a marriage as precautionary measure against economic violence over family.

LTD ᷠand Order튍
꠨050) 341 06 60
law_order@gender-az.org


legal consultation, drawing up of judicial claims , pre-judicial preparation of the documentation, participation in judicial sessions as the public defender (prosecutor)

쥡n World㯣ial Union
꠴97 10 58


Support to victims of human trafficking shelter for victims of human trafficking




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Operational experience of the Azerbaijan State Committee on women issue


The Azerbaijan State Committee on women issue was created by the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic in 1998. The committee operates on the basis of the National plan of action for women's development. Primary activity of Azerbaijan State Committee is directed on strengthening of a role of women in a public and political life.

The leaders and employees of committee carry out many actions in regions of the country and in capital, with the purpose of acquaintance of the public with problems of women.

In 2003-2004 the committee carries out numerous conferences, seminars and training:

  • The woman and an environment
  • 20January
  • djali
  • March events and a genocide
  • the ten anniversary of word culture ",
  • the International year of family
  • the Woman and violence
  • Over drugs
  • About the rights of children
  • About unemployment and the state program on poverty

  • Azerbaijan State Committee on women issue helps women working more efficiently and productively in their present work as well as in new opportunities presented by the information economy. The range of women's economic activities in Azerbaijan is very broad. It includes formal sector and informal sector employment, as well as self-employment in farming, trading, and crafts production. Increasing numbers of women entrepreneurs run small- and medium-scale enterprises.

    There are numerous possibilities for IT to improve women's economic activities in these areas and in all of them increased access to information is probably the greatest benefit that IT can bring. The ILO argues that increased access to information is most beneficial where the fewest alternatives exist.

    Although women in developing Azerbaijan have had little contact yet with the new technologies, it is clear that these technologies offer substantial possibilities to improve the lives of women and their families. There are opportunities in employment, particularly in the area of It enabled services and in entrepreneurship, both in applying IT to existing businesses and in starting new businesses based on technology services. With regard to political empowerment, information and communication technology is perhaps the most important tool that women have gained since enfranchisement Information technology brings women increased access to resources. Gaining a voice and ending isolation have enormous implications for women: the lack of voice is a large measure of what has kept them from equity and parity worldwide. Information technology can mean opportunities for a whole range of women, including poor women.

    Much must be done for women to reap the gains that can come from the new tools. Women need to involve themselves in national information and communications policy development with the emphasis on universal access and low cost extension of services to rural and underserved periurban areas to ensure that communications infrastructure reaches as many women as possible. Along with policy, education and skills are the sine qua non to women's participation in the information age. The technology moves so fast that even when girls and women have the entry level skills for jobs using IT, they must continue to upgrade those skills and gain new ones to retain their jobs. To use the technology at all, they need literacy and basic education. In order to work at the higher levels of information technology, women and girls will need good basic scientific and mathematical education and training.

    The many opportunities offered by information technology have to be seized deliberately because the cost of not doing so is very high. The technology can certainly contribute to women's empowerment and to finding solutions to women's problems. And it will keep women in the mainstream of those seeking solutions.

    Since the principal consequence of IT is greater access to and use of information, it is precisely those locations that have the least of both where the technologies could have the greatest impact.

    Farmers

    Although women play an important role in agriculture, the major industry of Azerbaijan , they have very little access to information to help them improve their productivity and increase their economic contribution. Azerbaijan State Committee on women issue details the importance of information to improving women's agriculture and rural development.

    Information can empower rural females to participate in decision making, exchange ideas with others in developed and developing countries and improve the quality of life of the people of Azerbaijan. Given the paucity of information resources available to rural women farmers, IT (the fastest and cheapest means of information exchange) has great potential to help meet the needs of rural women farmers and to benefit rural communities. IT could provide women farmers with guidance on where and when to sow, harvest, and market their produce to avoid having to off-load their goods at throwaway prices. Women agriculturalists need information on improved farming technologies, access to credit, agricultural inputs, transportation systems, product potential, new and environmentally sound production techniques and practices, new markets, food preservation and storage, trade laws, trends in food production, demand, and processing.

    Women farmers could improve their productivity with information on improved seeds, alternate crops, and weather. They also need to exchange indigenous knowledge. The problem is access: how to get information to these farmers and at the same time enable them to communicate with others. Radio is probably the IT most accessible to women farmers in developing countries. Azerbaijan State Committee on women issue plans to pool relevant programs for female farmers and redistribute them to local radio and television stations.

    Entrepreneurs

    Increasing numbers of women in Azerbaijan run small businesses, many of them in the informal sectorAs with other women's economic activities, the most valuable application of IT for women small business owners is information accessing, information to facilitate their business and generating and disseminating information about it. Women entrepreneurs globally have said that access to information, especially market information, is their first priority in accelerating the growth of their businesses There are many ways of using the Internet to do business-from making contacts and checking prices to displaying goods and entering into contracts. Small businesses everywhere are exploiting the opportunities

    IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN THE NEW ECONOMY

    The new economy offers a number of opportunities for women in Azerbaijan . Definitions of the new economy, also called the knowledge-based economy, the information economy, the digital economy, and the networked economy, cover nearly every aspect of information-intensive economic activity that uses information technology, from computer manufacturing to Internet commerce to teleworking and information service industries (including finance, banking, and insurance).

    E-Commerce

    Women can find niches in e-commerce, this could be very profitable for them-and there are no educational prerequisites. In business-to-consumer e-commerce, the success factors are marketing unique products to consumers with disposable income and managing timely delivery of products. Since such customers are found largely in developed countries, the infrastructure for delivery of goods must be sufficient for the businesses to operate credibly. If the business can deal in nonphysical goods (e.g., music or software that can be sent digitally) or if the goods can be delivered locally in a developing country, so much the better.

    Gender department at state structures in Azerbaijan

    1. the Ministry of Internal Affairs - 927218
    2. the Ministry for Foreign Affairs - 909759
    3. The Ministry of Justice- 876434
    4. The Ministry of Defence - 345632
    5. The Ministry of Finance - 938469
    6. The ministry of Economic Development - 924110
    7. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population - 937459
    8. The Ministry of Agriculture - 979450
    9. The ministry on Ecology and Natural resources - 965143
    10. The ministry of Culture - 933044,
    11. The Ministry of Education-990260
    12. Ministry of Health- 997865
    13. The Ministry of Communications and ICTs- 930260
    14. , - 908256
    15. The state committee on affairs of refugees and the compelled immigrants - 313126
    16. The state committee by the ground and cartography-, 906417
    17. Central Statistical Apparatus - 386498
    18. The state committee on land improvement and a water management - 938011
    VIRTUAL MUSEIM

    AGIC promotes creating the history of civil society and those initiations by studying womanవblic activity in the end of XIX - the beginning of XX centuries. The collection of the visual evidences and oral reminiscences allows not only to recalled the events, become utterly absorbed in the atmosphere that reigned at that time but also to comprehend, understand how and what efforts were demanded for establishing of Caucasus women಩ghts. The information collected here will serve also as a supporting material for teachers, historians and researchers working in the sphere of woman࡮d gender problems. They will get an opportunity of using these unique documents as historical references, visual and oral evidences.




    EUROPEAN WOMENԈESAURUS

    The European WomenԨesaurus is the tool for definition and search of the "female" information in databanks, the Internet and the collection of women଩braries, the documentary centers and archives. The European WomenԨesaurus contains 2087 European terms.

    In the Azerbaijan version of the Thesaurus are brought 589 terms reflecting sociopolitical realities of the Azerbaijan society, national and Islamic culture.




    GENDER DIRECTORY

    is the data-base of all the national actors involved in women's and gender issues work. The data base supposes to include the gender focal points:㴡te agencies, National parliament, Business sector, Mass media outlets, 鮴ernational organizations, functioning in Azerbaijan, Funding institutions, functioning in Azerbaijan,鰬omatic corps, functioning in Azerbaijan, the individual actors (individual feminists, writers and poets, artists, scientific women಩ghts lawyers). Attention! The directory is connected by links to databases of women·Os (both registered and non-registered), NGOs carrying out gender projects, researchers and teachers.




    AZERBAIJAN STATE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY, WOMAN AND CHILD PROBLEMS

    In Azerbaijan by initiative of the President Ilham Aliev in accordance with Presidential Decree dated by 6 of February 2006 State Committee on Family, Women and Children issues has been established. Chairwoman of the Committee is Mrs. Khidjran Guseynova. She is the professor of the Baku State University and the first woman- the doctor of political sciences in Azerbaijan




    THE NATIONAL DOCUMENTS

    The section presents the international documents on achievement of equality between men and women and protection of human rights for women.




    THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS

    The section presents the international documents on achievement of equality between men and women and protection of human rights for women.




    DATABASE OF WOMEN'S NGO

    The database base of women·Os includes the registered and unregistered organizations, womenঠgroups. Attention! There arenలactically precisely profile NGOs in Azerbaijan. For completeness of the information search is recommended to realize by several key words




    DATABASE OF NGOS, CARRYING OUT GENDER PROJECTS

    The database represents the information about the international and national projects on gender problems for the period 1998-2007. Search is carried out both by thematic key words and under names of NGOs






    Human Rights in the XXI Century - Azerbaijan














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    Regional Initiative of Women's Groups for Promoting ICT as a Strategic Tool for Social Transformation









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