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11 April 2022

EU4GE: supporting adolescents as agents of change for gender equality in Azerbaijan

“My mother was not allowed to study,” said Aytan Fatullayeva, who is 14 years old, from Lerik, in south-east Azerbaijan. “If she had, things could have been very different for my family.” Aytan grew... Read more

7 February 2022

Azerbaijan: when families choose boys

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Son preference is not a myth: in many countries, parents will go to great lengths to make sure they have at least one son. Yet this comes at a significant cost – to families,... Read more

27 August 2021

Disability Media campaign of the joint Azerbaijani government – UN project ends

The media campaign, organized in the framework of the project “Addressing the rights and well-being of women with disabilities and veterans of the Karabakh conflict” implemented at the initiative of... Read more

12 July 2021
World Population Day 2021. It's about people, not numbers.

Birth rates dipped further when COVID-19 hit. But it’s time to stop worrying about numbers

The focus on birth rates misses the point, writes Alanna Armitage on today’s World Population Day. What matters is building countries where people want to stay, live and have families. The COVID-19... Read more

24 February 2021

UNFPA, Regional Development Public Union organize 1st Gender Equality Hackathon in Azerbaijan, with the support from the European Union

The first-ever “Gender Equality” hackathon took place in Azerbaijan on February 19-21st 2021, with the support of the European Union and under the organization of the United Nations Population Fund (... Read more

17 February 2021

UNFPA delivers emergency ISRH kits to hospitals in areas affected by the recent conflict in Azerbaijan

The UNFPA country office in Azerbaijan has completed the procurement and delivery of 32 emergency ISRH kits consisting of medical and reproductive health supplies, to the Innovation and Supply Center... Read more

14 January 2021

First gender equality hackathon being held in Azerbaijan with financial support from the European Union

The first “Gender Equality Hackathon” in Azerbaijan is being organized between 19-21 February 2021 within the framework of the "EU 4 Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-... Read more

25 November 2020

UN joins efforts with development partners to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign in Azerbaijan

The United Nations (UN) Office in Azerbaijan and development partners launch the 16 Days Activism campaign to combat gender-based violence (GBV). This year, the campaign aims to contribute to... Read more

13 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions... Read more

8 September 2020
Nanakhanim Azimova

Art and part of something – how an inclusive school in Baku is helping people with disabilities experience a greater sense of belonging

“This year has been stressful for so many people but I’ve had Art School to keep me going the whole way through the pandemic,” says Nanakhanum Azimova. “And I’ve got something to look forward to when... Read more