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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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AZERBAIJAN PLIGHT OF SINGLE MOTHERS


2011061001_120_01Alimony and welfare provision fails to provide adequate support.

 

Single mothers in Azerbaijan often find themselves trapped in poverty because state safety-net systems are so inadequate, and ex-husbands renege on alimony payments. Government statistics indicate that it has become much more common for mothers to be unmarried since the end of communism in 1991. That year, just 4,800 children were born outside wedlock, while last year's figure was 18,500. Around 5,000 of these births were registered without a father being named on the certificate. It is also common for couples to go through the Muslim wedding rite without notifying the state; this denies wives of the protections afforded by a legal marriage.

Aynur Sofiyeva, deputy head of the State Committee for Families, Women and Children says women are also left to fend for themselves by divorce and the death of a spouse, and wants the government to do more to help them.

Official figures show that the number of divorces rose by 16 per cent in 2009 and 2010.

Chingiz Qanizade, a member of parliament who is a lawyer by profession, points out another problem - absent husbands who are not officially divorced.

"In the provinces, there are many single mothers whose husbands have gone abroad to earn money, decided to stay there and don't help their children at all," he said. "In such cases, all the financial problems fall to women."

By law, husbands have to pay alimony to their ex-wives, but since average wages are low, the mandatory payments are inadequate. In any case, husbands frequently ignore court orders requiring them to pay alimony.

"After a divorce, men often think all the entire financial and moral burden of responsibility for the children falls on the woman," Matanat Aizova, head of the Women's Crisis Centre. "They distance themselves from paying for the children. In spite of court decisions, men don't pay alimony."

Justice ministry official Khanlar Zeynalov explained that judges could order one-off or monthly payments from the ex-husband, or a sum to be paid by the state if the man was unemployed. He insisted that non-payers were subject to prosecution and faced stiffer penalties than before.

Qanizade has proposed an "alimony fund" which would be controlled by the state and which absent fathers would be forced to pay into. His suggestion has yet to be debated in parliament.

Child benefits are too small to make a difference to single-parent households in Azerbaijan. The government issues a single payment of 75 manats, about 95 US dollars, for each newborn child, and the poorest families are entitled to an additional 30 manats a month until the child's first birthday.

Experts agree that these tiny sums are of little use to women left to raise their children on their own.

"It isn't enough to pay for nappies and baby food. The benefit paid for a newborn baby shouldn't be a one-off thing, but monthly - 75 manats would be a miserly sum even to cover the monthly outgoings on a child. For single mothers, it's just catastrophic," Mehriban Zeynalova, head of the Clean World group which campaigns for women's rights, said.

Women who have not formally registered their marriage with the state face particular problems after separation or the death of a spouse.

When Suraya Qahramanova's partner died, leaving her with two young children to support, she was unable to claim child benefit because she had not been legally married.

"Normally children left without a parent receive money from the state until they become adults," she explained. "But our marriage wasn't registered officially, so my children have been refused social benefits."

Qahramanova said she was unable to get a full-time job because she had no one to take care of the children.

"Sometimes I go and do cleaning for an acquaintance, but the money I earn doesn't cover my outgoings," she said.

 

By Gulnaz Qanbarli - Caucasus

 

http://iwpr.net/ru/report-news

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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