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Violence against women (VAW) has been acknowledged worldwide as one of the most pervasive violations of human rights. Empirical evidence has shown that it affects women disproportionately due to the direct link to the unequal distribution of powers and resources between women and men, resulting in the devaluation of women’s position in society and their subsequent subordination in family life.

This report thoroughly investigates the economic cost of violence against women in Azerbaijan. The topics covered include lost economic output attributable to VAW in Azerbaijan, cost of sectoral services provided in responce to VAW, aggregate economic costs attributed to violence against women in Azerbaijan and etc.

The report was prepared by Ganna Gerasymenko, PhD in Economics. The study design and methodology were developed based on the approaches of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) that have been successfully piloted in the framework of a situational analysis in the United Kingdom (2014) and in the Ukraine (2016-2017).

The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and may not reflect the official position of the United Nations Population Fund or the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.