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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


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


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Whether you are familiar with the Law " About Gender Equality in the Azerbaijan Republic?


The Child Of Emigration


There is telling the Cand.Phil.Sci., the senior lecturer, chief of " Romanic and German languages" chair of Slavic University. Chairman of « the Society of friendship Azerbaijan - France» Elmira Faradjulaeva.


I'm sure that one can't condense the problems of woman's activity to the certain public or political actions, such as "she was leading, appealing" and so on. In my opinion it is impossible to research the woman's stories without culturologic, civilized basis.

Can you refer to a concrete person's experience?

Of course! The talented Azerbaijan writer Banin (Um-El-Banin), representative of public figures Pleiad of culture formed her character in the emigration. Her father Mirza Asadullaev was a Trade Minister in the period of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. After the usurpation of power by Bolsheviks in April of 1920 the family was forced to leave Azerbaijan. France became their country of emigration. The girl of fifteen was rushing in the search of work: she was a mannequin, shop-assistant, secretary, translator. But she got to know democratic values, she was absorbed into the France world art, associated with famous Russian emigrants: Bunin, Tolstoy, Shaliapin.

On the one hand trying to integrate herself to the new society as its full member she was intelligently keeping out of the way of events that took place in her native land. She was accumulating the experience of new philosophy, also developing the sharp, realistic and even pragmatic understanding of the past, her last life. On the other hand in her creation Banin again returned to the topics connected with Azerbaijan, created the works that were based on her own experience. She had no necessity to create any special situations, places the imaginary characters within them. The very life gave the pictures of behavior of the concrete persons in the concrete positions, their evolution or degradation in the chains of social and political, philosophical and art processes.

In the novel "Caucasian Days" Banin described the progressive tendencies of her family, its attractions towards Western way of life that had been arisen on the background of Eastern tradition and even patriarchal foundations. The same problem of West and East values ran though her works "Nami", "Paris Days". Azerbaijan roots put out abundant shoots within her soul of future writer and bought her in their development to the understanding of her own belonging to the world culture, super-national and super-religious philosophical conception.

What Azerbaijan roots do you mean?

She was a granddaughter of the largest oil industrialists. Her maternal grandfather was Musa Nagiev, her paternal father was Shamsi Asadullaev. Moreover, both the grandfathers became the rich at the expense of Absheron oil fields and engaged in charity without being greedy. In the emigration Um-El-Banin wrote about Shamsi Asadullaev and Musa Nagiev, "The came into the world as the poor and left it as millionaires".

By the way, it was Shamsi Asadullaev who offered Khanum Azizbekova the room in his private residence for meetings of woman's society. There cultivated the spirit of West-European civilization in her family, there paid much attention to education. Her father invited a governess named Anna from German specially for Um-El-Banin. Overall, both the families treated this girl very tremblingly, she got a very old name Um-El-Banin in honor of her mother who had died during the childbirth.


The families were famous by their patriotic traditions. In 1918, in the period of Armenian massacres the Asadullaevs came to Iran, but when the situation had allowed it, they come back home. It was no accident that theme of Motherland permanently sounded in the works created by Um-El-Banin.

 Um-El-Banin is the most significant figure in the literature of Azerbaijan emigration today. Studying the philosophical and aesthetic content of her creation will become the matter of Azerbaijan specialists of the Arts and their French colleagues in the near future. The cultural sheets of her art creation can be understood by only united efforts of scientists who represent three cultural regions: Azerbaijan, France and Russian.

You wrote that Um-El-Banin's creations had been Azerbaijani and French at the same time. It was connected with the influence on the writer of the very country of emigration.

Um-El-Banin was received in France as a "Child of emigration" of former Russian empire. There is a story "The Last Duel Of Ivan Bunin" by Banin. It is interesting in the aspect of interrelations of West and East, Russia and Azerbaijan, their cultural traditions and mutual connections. Um-El-Banin had relations of friendship with Ivan Bunin who was described by her as a patriarch, aging but not loosing his large humane fascination, real classic Russian literature emigration. They had different attitudes to former Russian empire and its national marches, Soviet Union and its interrelations with emigrants. Their understanding of creation language that develops in the emigration country and connects with the writer's past and present time testifies to two different approaches to these problems. In spite of her youth Um-El-Banin is a true phenomenon of Azerbaijan culture.





AGIC promotes creating the history of civil society and those initiations by studying womans public 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 womens rights. The information collected here will serve also as a supporting material for teachers, historians and researchers working in the sphere of womans and gender problems. They will get an opportunity of using these unique documents as historical references, visual and oral evidences.


The European Womens Thesaurus is the tool for definition and search of the "female" information in databanks, the Internet and the collection of womens libraries, the documentary centers and archives. The European Womens Thesaurus 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.


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: State agencies, National parliament, Business sector, Mass media outlets, International organizations, functioning in Azerbaijan, Funding institutions, functioning in Azerbaijan,Diplomatic corps, functioning in Azerbaijan, the individual actors (individual feminists, writers and poets, artists, scientific womens rights lawyers). Attention! The directory is connected by links to databases of womens NGOs (both registered and non-registered), NGOs carrying out gender projects, researchers and teachers.


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


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


The database base of womens NGOs includes the registered and unregistered organizations, womens f groups. Attention! There arent practically precisely profile NGOs in Azerbaijan. For completeness of the information search is recommended to realize by several key words


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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