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25 December 2018

Empowering with two wheels and a helmet

Throughout generations, a plethora of inventions have undoubtedly helped women. Among all the great products that have impacted women around the world, there is an untapped hero: the bicycle. You... Read more

26 November 2018

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and... Read more

7 June 2018
Press Release

UNFPA and partners mark the end of the pilot project on preventing gender-biased sex selection

Final conference of “Preventing Sex Selection Abortions: Men Are Here Too for Gender Equality!” pilot project funded by The Embassy of the Netherlands Kingdom was attended by state partners, civil... Read more

12 April 2018

UNFPA and Special Olympics sign agreement of cooperation

 As part of the legacy of Global Youth Leadership Forum to be held in September in Baku, Special Olympics Azerbaijan and the UNFPA have signed an agreement to develop inclusive sports for girls in... Read more

22 January 2018

Accelerating zero-tolerance to Gender-based Violence in rural regions of Azerbaijan

 Lack of innovations and improvement of family support centers for victims of gender-based violence are potential hassles in building the violence-free society in Azerbaijan. Introducing updated... Read more

15 December 2017

16 days are not enough, but can be a good wake-up call

“I’m here to show my commitment to ending this poignant phenomenon,” says Zarifa, 23, recalling iterative beatings at her neighborhood. “Every night I hear screams and shouts behind the wall. During... Read more

1 December 2017
Dr.Farid Babayev, Assistant Representative of UNFPA Azerbaijan

UNFPA on Azerbaijan's population growth, healthcare, labor force, youth issues

Trend’s interview with Dr. Farid Babayev, Assistant Representative of UNFPA Azerbaijan Country Office Question: The UN previously stated that Azerbaijan’s population is expected to hit 10.68 million... Read more

1 November 2017

Theatre play against gender biased sex selection took place in Baku

The theatre performance titled “Girl child burden” was demonstrated within the “Global Program on Prevention of a Boy Child Preference and Promotion of the Value of a Girl Child” implemented by UNFPA... Read more

31 July 2017

No more “Not my problem!”: men take action to end gender-based violence in Azerbaijan

Imishli, Azerbaijan – “We are here to pave a new road free of violence and ignorance towards gender-based violence,” says Vusal, 23. “It was utterly challenging for  me participate in this... Read more

18 July 2017

The role of the media in raising public awareness to promote girl child’s value.

“An issue of the decrease in the fertility rate and the skewed sex ratio of newborn children is observing in Azerbaijan”. These words were stated by Ms. Naile Verdiyeva, Head of Demography sector of... Read more