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Pursuant to paragraph 5.2.7.3 of the State Program on “Poverty
Reduction and Sustainable Development in the Republic of
Azerbaijan for 2008-2015”, approved by the Decree № 3043 of
the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated September 15,
2008, the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of
Azerbaijan conducted sample statistical survey on violence against the person
between the dates of 2-20 September 2013 across the urban and rural areas of all
regions of the country aimed at obtaining detailed information about the violence
against the person.
The report contains the information on preparation, conduction, and analysis of the
results of the sample statistical survey on violence against the person.
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10 - How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age

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Shelter From the Storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

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It was not until early 1990s when the Nobel Prize winning Indian economist Amartya Sen first introduced the concept of “missing women” thus sparking series of decades-long debates and studies to explore the trends in gender bias in mortality among the population in Asia. The phenomenon included the widespread instances of gender biased sex selection aimed at ensuring the birth of a male offspring to satisfy the traditional patriarchal aspirations of local communities.

While for a long while it was believed that these practices were solely restricted to such countries as China and India, the PACE Resolution 1829 (2011) on prenatal sex selection targeted other countries too including the Republic of Azerbaijan where the skewed ratios at birth have“ reached worrying proportions.” Such a ratio of male to female population is an alarming indicator and the outnumbering is believed to be caused by some form of external intervention. The available research shows that similar imbalance could theoretically be due to series of factors inclusive of under-enumeration, series of biological factors, or deliberate action in the form of sex selection abortion.

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