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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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HUNDREDS OF WOMEN DIE FOR HONOUR EACH YEAR


2011020501_120_01Did 22-year-old Saima Bibi scream out as she was electrocuted at her parents' home in their village near the southern Punjab city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan? Did she plead with her family for her life? Did she seek mercy?

 

 The answers to these questions will never be known. In one of the most harrowing "honour" killings reported in recent months in the country, Saima was, according to media reports, murdered by her relatives. They committed the crime following a ruling by a gathering of village elders that she be put to death by electrocution for eloping with a man she had chosen to marry. Police are investigating the murder and the prime minister has ordered the findings be submitted urgently.

 

An autopsy report states the girl had died due to severe burn injuries. Her relatives had said she had committed suicide. A police officer in Hakra village, where Saima died, Afzal Lodhi, told IRIN "a raid was conducted to recover Saima's body" after police received a tip-off over the phone.

 

Murders of the kind which ended Saima's life are not uncommon. According to the autonomous Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), over 600 women were killed for "honour" in 2009. This usually entails the murder of women suspected of having sexual relations outside marriage; choosing who to marry rather than accepting decisions made by families; or behaving in other ways that are seen as "immoral". Other "honour" killings go unreported, especially when they take place in remote, rural areas.

 

"Such killings occur when the `honour' of male members of a household is perceived to have been injured," said I.A.Rehman, the secretary-general of HRCP.

 

Though women aged over 18 have the legal right to marry of their own free will "tradition" means they are expected to go along with parental choices.

 

"My marriage was `arranged' by my family, and I plan to arrange the marriages of my two daughters, aged 15 and 13, when they are older, because such matches bring the families closer together," Bushra Suhail, 42, told IRIN.

 

"Forgiving" the perpetrators

 

While "honour" killings are regarded as murder by the law, Islamic provisions allow the relatives of a victim to "forgive" the perpetrator, and choose to accept blood-money rather than seek capital punishment, a factor that is believed by rights activists to make it difficult to end such murders.

 

"I think unless the law provides non-compoundability, in other words no provision for forgiveness, we can never deal with what we call `honour' crimes. This should be a crime against the state and not a person. What happens is the father [of a woman] kills and his son forgives, or the son kills and the father forgives. This happens time and again," Fouzia Saeed, director of the NGO Mehergarh and a member of the government's National Commission on the Status of Women, told IRIN.

 

Apart from "honour" killings, women also suffer brutality of various kinds, following accusations of "immoral" conduct. This has included the shaving of heads or incidents in which they have suffered mutilation of various kinds. The number of such incidents is unknown.

 

"Judging by what is reported in the media, the most horrific violence is being inflicted on women. The trend seems to be increasing, perhaps as social tensions and frustrations grow due to economic hardship and related factors," Gulnar Tabbusum, convenor of the Women's Action Forum, an organization which works for the rights of women, told IRIN.

 

"Many young women today are educated and would like to have a choice in whom they marry. But incidents such as the electrocution and torture of Saima Bibi leave us afraid. We hesitate even to claim this right," Asiya Batool, 19, told IRIN.

 

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=91753

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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