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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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Gender Study and ICT


The Gender Research Center under West University in a coalition with the Azerbaijan Information Gender Center have develop the program "Gender Study and ICT " for the researchers, teachers, post-graduate students, students and representatives of the women's organizations of Azerbaijan and carry out a series of interactive trainings for teachers and representatives of local NGOs on virtual using "European Woman Thesaurus".

You will be able to familiarize with "European Woman Thesaurus" it is possible on a site. www.gender-az.org

The specific target and indicators relating to Millennium Development Goal 3 -Promote gender equality and empower women - address education, literacy, jobs and political participation. ICT can serve as an invaluable tool for those striving to meet the target and to improve their performance for these indicators.

In Azerbaijan, as in other regions of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are increasingly recognized as a powerful instrument for reducing poverty, promoting good governance, and facilitating sustainable human development. However this potential cannot be realized if ICT policies and tools are gender blind and if ICT as a growing sector in our modern world remains pervasively male-dominated.

The imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs asserts that more needs to be done to ensure that women equally enjoy the benefits arising from the global knowledge-based economy at all levels of ICTs policy and practice.

Counter-balancing positive aspects of ICTs use for women include the most powerful characteristic of the possibility to create private, online spaces where people can share sensitive and personal information, exchange experiences, build solidarity, facilitate networking, develop campaigns and lobby more effectively, and where individuals are safe from harassment, enjoy freedom of expression and privacy of communication, and are protected from electronic surveillance and monitoring.

Awareness of information society policies or the relevance of gender to ICTs remains limited and, in comparison with other regions, advocates from the South Caucasus have not been enough engaged in global gender and ICT networks. Besides lack of data is a fundamental constraint for evaluating the gender impact of ICTs and women's position in the ICT sector within the South Caucasus

ICT as well as a tool that can replicate or perpetrate gender stereotypes. Integration of gender study within ICT for Development (ICTD) calls for special interactive trainings.

ICT stand to meaningfully contribute and mutually reinforce the advancement of effective, more expeditious solutions to gender inequalities and women's rights violations, including problems such as gender-based violence or the unequal participation of women in political as well as in economic spheres. ICT alone cannot create gender equality or end poverty, but they can be tools for social action and positive social change. It needs to be acknowledged is that ICTs have great potential to enhance individual careers of women, because high demand for ICT skills creates opportunities for all individuals, regardless of gender, race, creed, and so forth.

Unfortunately, there has not been any gender evaluation, monitoring or impact studies done for the EU ICT-related programmers in the candidate countries such as Azerbaijan. Clearly, women are missing from all spheres of ICT programmed performance. Over the past decade, the gender and ICT advocacy movement has seen growth at a global level. However gender and ICT advocacy networks are weak and confined to the fringes of a women's movement in the South Caucasus.

Azerbaijan as other countries of the region South Caucasus are in the process of developing National Action Plans for Information Society Policies, which are paramount for guiding national ICT for development (ICTD) processes. These plans, however, largely exclude a gender perspective.

Therefore the aim of project is developing information culture and to overcome digital gap between men and women through studyng the groups of researchers, teachers, students and representatives of NGOs to work with virtual resources and preparation the curiculum for university "Gender Study and ICT".

The Gender Research Center under West University in a coalition with the Azerbaijan Information Gender Center have develop the following activity:

  • to lead brain storming together with advisers of Informtion Center and researchers of our Gender Center under the book "European Woman Thesaurus" It is important, as advisers of Azerbaijan Information Gender Center have translated from English on Azery and Russian languages the book "European Woman Thesaurus".
  • to create a methodical material for training under the book ""Europian Woman Thesaurus""
  • to carry out 8 interactive trainings for 10 hours per a special computer hall for the chosen groups
  • to generalize results and evaluation
  • to collect reflections of participants of trainings
  • to prepare the curriculum "Gender Study and ICT" for Universities of Azerbaijan

  • During the project the 15 researchers, 60 teachers and 40 students and 15 representatives of NGOs will be trained for working with virtual resources with gender issue and very important textbooks "European Woman Thesaurus" in Azeri and Russian languages.

    After approbation of interactive trainings the curriculum first in the CIS "Gender Study nd ICT" will be prepared.

    According to the international organizations and State Committee with gender issue information technologies are advanced poorly and women own them badly in our country. We have chosen that group which most of all works with women and in the field of gender equality. That they worked better, it is necessary to train them.
    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






    Human Rights in the XXI Century - Azerbaijan














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    Regional Initiative of Women's Groups for Promoting ICT as a Strategic Tool for Social Transformation









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