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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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RUSSIA - WOMEN OPPOSE RESTRICTION OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS


On June 18, 2011, a demonstration called ‘Fight abortions, not women!' took place on Pushkin Square in Moscow, attended by an alliance of Feminist groups (Pro-Feminism, the Moscow Radical Feminist Group, and the Moscow Feminist Group), LGBT, and left-wing activist groups.

 

The demonstration was organized to oppose plans by the State Duma of the Russian Federation to restrict women's reproductive rights and attempts to introduce in Russia a state policy of discrimination against women.

 

The draft bills ‘On the basics of healthcare for RF citizens' and ‘On changes to the Federal law concerning the basic guarantees of the rights of children in the Russian Federation' introduced to the specialized committee of the State Duma, respectively by the "Just Russia" party member Mizulina and the majority ‘United Russia' party member Draganov contain the following restrictions on women's reproductive rights:

 

  • married women would be permitted an abortion only with a husband's written permission(those underage would require their parents' or guardians' consent).
  • sales of morning after contraceptives would be prohibited.
  • women would be forced to look at a sonogram of the embryo, be consulted by psychologists and priests in order to ‘recognize the reality of the premeditated murder of an unborn child'.
  • doctors will be granted the right to refuse to carry out an abortion on the basis of their beliefs or religious convictions.
  • abortion would be excluded from the system of obligatory medical insurance.

 

All of these measures contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Family Codex, in addition to a whole range of international documents ratified by Russia.

 

The introduced draft bills contradict several main paragraphs of the Constitution (19, 21, 23, 24, 28, 55), which guarantee equality under the law, the right to privacy, freedom of  belief, protection from gender discrimination, torture, or any kind of coercion and violence.   

 

The draft bills also contradict the Family Codex, and in particular the principle of the equality of spouses within the family, by granting a husband the right to make vitally important decisions concerning his wife (a legally adult and capable woman).

 

The proposed changes are an attempt to limit the human rights of women, which are guaranteed by the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) and the Bejing Platform for action  (1995): "96. The human rights of women include their right to have control over and make decisions freely and responsibly on matters related to their sexuality, including their sexual and reproductive health, free from coercion, discrimination and violence. Equal relationships between women and men in matters of sexual relations and reproduction, including full respect for the integrity of the person, require mutual respect, consent and shared responsibility for sexual behaviour and its consequences.."

 

The atmosphere of moral panic surrounding the public ‘discussion' on these projects is a cause for deep concern. Apart from the failure of the state media to articulate dissenting opinions, the following abuses and manipulations are taking place:

 

Signification spiral  - a mode of invoking social problems directed at increasing the perceived threat by means of equating a particular term with a social problem (e.g. artificial termination of pregnancy is called ‘murder', and the decline in the fertility rate, ‘a national catastrophe').  

 

A conflagration of issues, whereby  two types of activity are connected in order to exaggerate the size and effect of the danger, e.g. ‘the nation's dying out', wherein a complex issue of national health is reduced to the sole issue of abortions.

 

Constructing an ‘image of the Other' in the person of a woman deciding to exercise her right to control her reproductive health.  Representing opponents of the draft bills as ‘abortion defenders'. Substituting concepts like ‘embryo' for ‘child', ‘man' for 'father', ‘pregnant woman' by ‘mother' etc.   

 

A rhetoric of catastrophe, employing the use of certain definitions which place a problematized condition-category within the moral universe of the discourse. This rhetoric of catastrophe is characterized by discourses and mental practices aimed at creating a feeling of impending catastrophe.

 

Direct mobilization, which means supporting and enabling pro-life groups.

 

The legitimization of many demands by calling upon ‘experts' opinion' and the elimination of contradictory interpretations which may cast doubt on the worldview being imposed.

 

This threat to women's rights in the Russian Federation is supported by the Russian Orthodox Church in an atmosphere of growing religious fanaticism and constitutes a manifestation of violence against women in the context of religious intolerance, as well as the Russian government's antisocial policy of curbing social support programs, primarily those connected with education and healthcare.

 

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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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