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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?


Decree Of The President Of Azerbaijan Republic On Implementation Of State Women's Policy In Azerbaijan Republic

Azerbaijan woman with her will and generosity, purity and faithfulness has played an extraordinary role in the life of our society, in formation of national-moral value system of our people. Artistic reflection of beautiful women images, distinguishing with high morality is given in the patterns of folk arts, in our ancient legends and dastans. Women characters of "Kitabi-Dede Gorgud", which is the fundamental book of our morality, contribute to the triumph of human ideals through their merits even nowadays.

Azerbaijan reality provided the poets and thinkers with abundant historical material for praising a woman as a source of life and personification of wisdom. In his works Great Nizami created characters of such women-sovereigns as Mekhin-Banu and Nushaba, legendary Fitne and seven beauties. The Mausoleum to Momma tsjiatun, raised by the notable architect Ajami Nakhchivani, is not only majestic monument of architecture, but also a bright manifestation of respect of our people to a woman. In the period of Middle Ages, which became an important stage in the development of Azerbaijan culture and science, the activity of Azerbaijan women served to maintenance and enrichment of the national-cultural traditions of our people. Poetic mejlises of Makhseti Ganjavi - one of the eminent representatives of the XII century poetry - glorified the name of Azerbaijan woman far beyond the boundaries of the Motherland.

The names of political and state figures, mothers, wives, daughters of Azerbaijan rulers in our history in Middle Ages, such as Gatiba Khanum - the wife of Gizil Arslan, Mekhrjan Khanum - the wife of Uzbek Khan, Sara Khatun - the mother of Uzun Gasan, Makhinbanu - the daughter of Shakh Ismail Khatai, Peri Khanum - the wife of Shirvanshakh Khalilullakh, Kheyransa Beyim - the mother of Shakh Abbas, legendary Tuti Bika and other are remembered with great honour.

XIX century in the life of Azerbaijan is characterized with women's activity and big creative success. In this sense creative works of Khurshud Banu Natavan, Aga Beyim Aga Agabaji, Gonchebeyim, Fatmakhanum Kamina, Shakhnigar Khanum, Gamarbeyim, Sevda Garabagi and others attract the attention. Political, economical and cultural processes, taking place in Azerbaijan at the beginning with this century, gave powerful impulse to women enlightenment and their more active participation in public life. Creation of a secular theatre, democratic press, schools in native language, schools for girls and women gymnasia opened new horizons for the all-round development of Azerbaijan woman. In this period, charity equally with the enlightenment had an important place in society. Women charitable societies, established by Govkhar Khanum Gajar, Hamida Khanum Javanshir, Nigar Khanum Shikhlinskaya, Masma Khanum Talishinskaya, Saltanat Khanum Akhmedova and others, were carrying out big work. Majestic monument of that period - the Mosque Tazapir was also built by Nabat Khanum Ashurbayli-Rzayeva as one of these charitable actions. As a logical result of this work, for the first time in our history, a woman was enfranchised.

In 1918 creation of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic opened wide opportunities for transformation of an Azerbaijan woman into the active member of the democratic society. During the years of soviet power Azerbaijan woman also passed the extremely difficult and honorable way. The main accomplishments of this period are woman's emancipation, elimination of illiteracy among women in the shortest time, introducing women to the professions of teacher, doctor, engineer and poet as well as to equal rights with men in the society, opportunity to realize their talents and skills.

The year 1921 came into the history of Azerbaijan as a year of the first women's congress. The main purpose of the congress, where Nariman Narmanov came out with the report, was ideas of women emancipation. Within a short period of time after the congress, there was done big work in the field of enlightening Azerbaijan women and raising public activity. The Institute of Pre-school Education, created for girls in 1921, a year later was reorganized into High Women's Pedagogical Institute. The first woman club, created on the initiative of Jeyran Bayramova, played an important role in the development of women's movement in that period. In 1923 the publication of "Sharg Gadini" ["Eastern Woman"] magazine became a significant event in the history of women's movement in Azerbaijan.

The Second World War gave an impulse to a wider involvement of women in labor. Men, who went to the front, were replaced by women in several fields. In this period there appeared the pilots Leyla Mamedbekova, Zuleykha Seyid-Mamedova, Sona Nuriyeva, the captain of the ship became Shovket Salimova. During the wartime our women courageously fought at the front line, demonstrated labor heroism, selflessness in the rear. All these cases - are unforgettable pages of the history of women's movement in Azerbaijan.

Success of Azerbaijan women during the years of soviet power in the fields of science and  culture are  weighty evidence,  indicating their big  talent and education and 8 departments of healthcare in towns and regions with the overwhelming majority of female employees - the women are heads.

Legislative acts, decisions and resolutions, adopted in the Republic on various levels, particularly the decisions made by the Cabinet, separate ministries, administrations, often do not pass examination from the point of view of gender policy requirements.

The new period after restoration of state independence in Azerbaijan has set new purposes and tasks for women. Formation of market economy, reforms held in different fields of our country, the work conducted for increasing citizens' activity in civil society building - require enhancement of women's role in society. It should be noted that equal rights of women are often not realized because of the absence of real equal opportunities.

The necessity of solution of women's problems was emphasized at the first Congress of Women of Azerbaijan on the 25th of September 1998. the Congress, demonstrated that during complex social and political processes occurring in the Republic, Azerbaijan women have always aced from the position of national state system; showed that a lot must be done for enhancement of women's role in society.                                                                                          

With the purpose of practical ensuring of women's equality with men, particularly their presentation in the system of state administration on necessary-level, I decree:

1.  to ensure presentation of women equally with men on the administration level in all the state structures of Azerbaijan Republic, taking into account the kind of activity.

2.  to have the statistical information on women's position in the Republic prepared by  State  Statistics  Committee jointly with  State  Committee  for Women's, corresponding to international standards.

3. to charge the Cabinet:

  • to ensure the creation of equal with men opportunities for women, directed by the requirements of gender policy; as well as the work within framework of economical reforms held in the country;
  • to work out and conduct the program for providing the appropriate work with the goal of ensuring the engagements of women-refuges and IDP-s;
  • to analyze the current legislation and propose suggestions with the goal of strengthening the protection of women's rights through relevant amendments and supplements to the laws of Azerbaijan Republic;
  • to present the annual report on the course of implementation of this Decree to the President of Azerbaijan Republic by the 1-st of March every year;
  • to solve other issues, arising from the present Decree.


Heydar Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic


Baku city, 6 of March 2000


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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.


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.


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.


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 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


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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