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are the special issues (printed analogues were distributed in regions), shining{covering} about debatable problems gender theories, gender attitudes and relations in the most different areas of a public life. The research data resulted editions in a significant part are made by advisers of AGIC




THE GENDER RESEARCHES

In this section the gender researches are presented. The researches have been realized by the Azerbaijan authors with 1998 on present time




HOT LINE

To the submitted addresses it is possible to receive legal, psychological and medical aid:

The Crisis Center:
t: 4943376
wcc@online.az


legal consultation. pre-judicial preparation of the documentation . psychological rehabilitation, consultations of the gynecologist. psychiatrist, neuropathologist.

MHAIDS Azerbaijan:
t: 5106614 mhaids@initiative.az


consultations of the gynecologist. psychiatrist, neuropathologist. venereologist, the organization of the specialized analyses

Research Center AREAT
t: 438 15 77:

areat@azeronline.com

Consultations in registry offices about an opportunity of the conclusion of the marriage contract at registration of a marriage as precautionary measure against economic violence over family.

LTD Law and Order:
: (050) 341 06 60
law_order@gender-az.org


legal consultation, drawing up of judicial claims , pre-judicial preparation of the documentation, participation in judicial sessions as the public defender (prosecutor)

Clean World Social Union
: 497 10 58


Support to victims of human trafficking shelter for victims of human trafficking




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Global Fund for Women - On the forum in Tbilisi



The Azerbaijan Information Gender Center already informed, that on June, 4-8 2006 in Tbilisi passed the Women's NGOs Forum organized by Global Fund for Women.

Tells one of participants working groups Solmaz Iskenderova. She is the IT manager of the Azerbaijan Gender Information center. Solmaz Iskenderova has taken part in the brainstorming " The Cooperation between NGOs on international and national levels".


During the period of democratic reforms the women of the South Caucasus had accumulated an important social potential. At the same time a civil society needs support in the form of education, consulting, study and introduction of the experience from countries with a developed democracy. For example. In Azerbaijan there exists no legal basis for the development of local philanthropy, as the imperfection of the tax system does not encourage business sector to get involved in charity. Even in the capital city, business entities are not very responsive to the requests and suggestions from the part of NGOs.

The 3rd sector formed in the countries of the South Caucasus has a significant effect on the current processes of societal; restructuring and development. However , on one hand, from NGOs' lack of experience in developing the mechanisms able to influence the social situation and the power structures, and on the other hand from the fact that NGOs are slow in transforming from satisfying their internal needs and the needs of their members towards solving the problems that are important to the society at large.

It is highly problematic to comment on cooperation between mass media and women's NGOs. It should be noted that market relations formed in the sector make journalists prefer sensational news. NGOs do not supply such news and in the result there exists a low demand for highlighting their activities.

We have singled out the gender issue not because it is a "fashionable" topic now, but for the purpose of forecasting. In the regions of three countries there exists a demonstrable prevalence of women involved in NGO activities. This misbalance is increased by a mass outflow of men to Russia to earn their living. Most men, especially those belonging to a socially active group of population, prefer business or politics as a way out of their problems rather than NGO activities that do not contribute anything to their social status in the regions.

We believe that the most important and urgent projects will aim at the development of legal mentality / rule of law among women. While working with gender projects it is important to take into consideration the national and cultural traditions. For GFW, in accordance with its aims, we would prioritize the following directions:

- Strengthening of the role of women in development of civil participation, especially in public expert assessment of social and gender issues. In this area, women NGOs may help to decrease the corruption existing in the sphere of work with vulnerable groups.

- Women's NGO's development in the field of entrepreneurship can be viable in traditional for the region areas of small business. NGOs also need training in financial management.

- Technical assistance in acquiring business professions and re-training for women - potential entrepreneurs, considering the fact of the completed privatization of SMEs and land;

- Technical assistance in adaptation of women to market economy: production of simple consumer goods and services.

- Technical assistance in development of traditional crafts, production of traditional clothing and souvenirs

- Women's NGOs seldom development require assistance in determining needs of their target audiences and plan their activities based on their own perception about the needs of the target audience, their own conclusions and wishes. Therefore our working group would recommend that GFW conducts training sessions in marketing for non-profit organizations or in social marketing involving joint participation of women from three countries.

- It seems that the most promising ones will be coalition of a number of women's NGOs from three countries. Such union will comply with EF in the field of exchange of information, improve decision making and develop the vision and practical skills in civil participation of women.

- In the field of local self-government, it is possible to involve NGOs as providers of municipal social programs. These joint projects can have the element of cost sharing by a number of donors.

The idea of creation of Alternative Women's Parliament of the Southern Caucasus which has sounded at the Forum can carry out a role of uniting idea.
VIRTUAL MUSEIM

AGIC promotes creating the history of civil society and those initiations by studying womans public activity in the end of XIX - the beginning of XX centuries. The collection of the visual evidences and oral reminiscences allows not only to recalled the events, become utterly absorbed in the atmosphere that reigned at that time but also to comprehend, understand how and what efforts were demanded for establishing of Caucasus womens rights. The information collected here will serve also as a supporting material for teachers, historians and researchers working in the sphere of womans and gender problems. They will get an opportunity of using these unique documents as historical references, visual and oral evidences.




EUROPEAN WOMENS THESAURUS

The European Womens Thesaurus is the tool for definition and search of the "female" information in databanks, the Internet and the collection of womens libraries, the documentary centers and archives. The European Womens Thesaurus contains 2087 European terms.

In the Azerbaijan version of the Thesaurus are brought 589 terms reflecting sociopolitical realities of the Azerbaijan society, national and Islamic culture.




GENDER DIRECTORY

is the data-base of all the national actors involved in women's and gender issues work. The data base supposes to include the gender focal points: State agencies, National parliament, Business sector, Mass media outlets, International organizations, functioning in Azerbaijan, Funding institutions, functioning in Azerbaijan,Diplomatic corps, functioning in Azerbaijan, the individual actors (individual feminists, writers and poets, artists, scientific womens rights lawyers). Attention! The directory is connected by links to databases of womens NGOs (both registered and non-registered), NGOs carrying out gender projects, researchers and teachers.




AZERBAIJAN STATE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY, WOMAN AND CHILD PROBLEMS

In Azerbaijan by initiative of the President Ilham Aliev in accordance with Presidential Decree dated by 6 of February 2006 State Committee on Family, Women and Children issues has been established. Chairwoman of the Committee is Mrs. Khidjran Guseynova. She is the professor of the Baku State University and the first woman- the doctor of political sciences in Azerbaijan




THE NATIONAL DOCUMENTS

The section presents the international documents on achievement of equality between men and women and protection of human rights for women.




THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS

The section presents the international documents on achievement of equality between men and women and protection of human rights for women.




DATABASE OF WOMEN'S NGO

The database base of womens NGOs includes the registered and unregistered organizations, womens f groups. Attention! There arent practically precisely profile NGOs in Azerbaijan. For completeness of the information search is recommended to realize by several key words




DATABASE OF NGOS, CARRYING OUT GENDER PROJECTS

The database represents the information about the international and national projects on gender problems for the period 1998-2007. Search is carried out both by thematic key words and under names of NGOs






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