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It is through education that good workforce is trained in accordance with the needs of society, creating conditions that contribute to rapid and sustainable development of human capital, which, in the first place, significantly depends on the content of education - what and how is being taught and learned - and the right relationship between teaching and learning.

Joining the campaign, our artists shared their thoughts with us:

The People’s Artist Eldar Mansurov expressed his thoughts: “All students should pay special attention to gaining knowledge. We learn life lessons from our parents, while acquiring skills and knowledge from our teachers. When these two come together, great minds are being formed in our society.”

TV Presenter, Jeyhun Ali, said: “Education is not limited to schools. Education is a way of life. Love for learning and studying is nurtured within the family. Let us not skimp on education for our kids.”

The Honored Artist Tunzala Agayeva: “Uneducated, ignorant men have always been considered weak. These days intelligence, literacy, education stand above all other achievements.“ – she noted. 


On December 10, wrapping up the “16 days” campaign, organizers arranged a flash mob in one of the shopping malls of Baku to reach out to young population with message in more engaging and entertaining way. The flash mob marked the International Human Rights Day and drove attention to education problems of women and girls as a basic prerequisite to eliminate gender based violence. The tree symbolizing a woman as a stem of progress was installed at the center of shopping mall entrance hall. The paper leaves of the tree accommodated popular quotes of named persons about women’s education and role of educated woman in society. Starting the flash mob, young violin player approached the tree and began to perform amazing classical music. Meanwhile, young ladies in black and white cloaks from various points of mall started to head to the tree and picked leaves. After pause they all threw off their cloaks and appeared in various outfits, symbolizing different professions – doctor, engineer, sportsman and so on. "We've done really well in creation innovative message conveying ways. As you have seen, these young ladies read the quotes about education and transformed from “grey mass” to educated professionals. We want them all to know that education is vital for girls’ lives. I think we're going to harness that spirit of innovation and that creativity of message conveying to really make a solid contribution to process of awareness raising about gender based violence” – said Farid Babayev, Assistant Representative of UNFPA Azerbaijan CO.


It’s the small goals that drive us. But while trying to achieve those small goals we are usually faced with major challenges. Any challenge that we are faced with motivates us towards bigger goals


On November 25, in support of global launch of 16-days campaign,  Ms. Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of State Committee of Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic, Mr. Ghulam Isaczai, Resident Coordinator of United Nations in Azerbaijan, and Mr. William R.Gill, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Azerbaijan, sent a video message to social media users, urging everyone to commit to preventing violence against women and emphasizing the role of education as a tool for elimination of gender-based violence.