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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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Family violence: whether there is a guarantee of our safety?


The violence is means for capture or keeping of authority!

In modern life distribution of violence is the global problem which disturbs all society. Continuation of wars, increase of violence acts and terrorism are constantly disturbs us. Irrespective of where we live, we are excited with this problem and we support all measures undertaken for elimination of violent cases.

Statistic data of violence cases forces us to pay more attention to this problem. Statistic data explains the reasons of perfect crimes.

The safest refuge in such cases is our home. That house where we are waited by family. Here we are waited with support and love of relatives.

But for many people it's only dream. People from which they wait for support actually their enemies.

Violence against women is the global problem and actual all over the world. Destruction of 60 000 000 girls till their birth is first attribute of violence.

About 100 women between 17-43 years old become disabled or die as a result of being beaten. This number exceeds the number of women died as a result of diseases not having any treatments or accidents. 65% of the women died in Azerbaijan have been killed either by their husbands or by lovers. About 4 thousands of women are terribly beaten in families every year and about 1000 women are exposed to assaults every day. Researches show that every 6th woman is beating by her husband periodically. 45% of these women were pregnant at this time. 90% of women become witnesses of conflicts among relatives.

"Clean World" Social Union for Civil Rights has carried out monitoring among 34 most popular newspapers during one year. As a result of monitoring follow cases of violence were most often:

  1. Domestic violence
  2. In the mercenary purposes
  3. Hooliganism
  4. To hide traces of a crime
  5. With the purpose of rape
  6. With the purpose to revenge
  7. Suicides
  8. Violence accomplished by state officials

During one year monitoring "Clean World" Social Union for Civil Rights revealed 85 facts of domestic violence actions accomplished by husbands, parents, brothers and sisters, children and other relatives.

Noted facts show that actions of domestic violence are so danger as violence happen in society.

The most violence actions happened on ground of revenge (54 facts - 63.5%). It shows that level of national mentality in Azerbaijan is very high. 43 of these women have been killed and 11 of them have been injured. Have been revealed 31 facts of violence, accomplished on household ground. 17 of these facts have ended with a lethal outcome.

Reasons Number of people Died Injured %
Number of women faced with violence 520 129- 25% 357-68,5% Fate of 34 people (6.5%) is unknown .
Family conflicts 85- 16,4% 60- 46,5% 25- 7%  
a) jealousy 54- 63,5% 43- 71,4% 11- 44%  
b) on household ground 31- 36,5% 17- 28,6% 14- 56%  
- for mercenary ends 39- 7,5% 16- 12,4% 23- 6,4%  
- hooliganism 2- 0,4%   2- 0,6%  
- to cover up traces of a crime 6- 1,2% 4- 3,1% 2- 0,6%  
- rape 21- 4% 4- 3,1% 17- 4,7%  
- revenge 13- 2,5% 8- 6,2% 5- 1,4%  
- suicide 50- 9,6% 36- 27,9% 14-4%  
- by state officials 42- 8,1% 1- 0,8% 23-6,4%  
- infringement of the labour rights 14- 2,7%   3- 0,8%  
- victims of human trafficking 248- 47,6%   243-68,1%  

60% of household ground violence facts have been accomplished on eyes at the child. It negatively influences on further psychological and physical development of children. Investigations show that 68.5% of criminals have grown in violence families.

Generally scientific researches show that in every fourth family observes violence actions. During one year have been revealed 6 facts of violence acts among children and parents. 30 facts of family violence have been accomplished by relatives of women. The most often cases are conflicts among brothers and sisters. 60% of these acts finished with a lethal outcome. These facts occupy only Baku. Unfortunately it's impossible to carry out such a like monitoring in Azerbaijan regions. The main reason is absence of connection among newspapers and regions.

During last months increased number of violence acts with pregnant women. There are cases on ground of revenge, jealousy, self-interest, concealment of traces of a crime. Generally have been killed 11 pregnant women. The main reason of murder of 7 women was their pregnancy. These women have been killed by their lovers.

Monitoring results show that since March of 2004 year to March of 2005 year have been accomplished 520 acts of violence connected with women. By information of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during 2000-2004 years revealed 3942 acts of violence against women. During 2003 year have been revealed 71 acts of suicides. We have no statistic data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for 2004 year. That's why it's impossible to compare their statistic data with our one.

Historically the reasons of crimes were social-economical stress of citizens and national and religious conflicts. There was no economic growth since 2002 year and that's why number of such a like crimes increased. We also would like to note that correspondents face with many problems. And not always it's possible to do this job. That's why this statistic data was not the real.

Our public also has no information about crimes accomplished by women. In result of monitoring have been revealed participation of 63 women in crime actions. The reasons of crimes were following: with the purpose of self-defense - (3 facts - 4,8%), family conflicts - (7 facts - 11%), in the mercenary purposes - (12 facts - 19%), swindle - (9 facts - 14.3%), premeditated murder - (3 facts - 4.8%), revenge - (2 facts - 3.2%), hooliganism - (1 fact - 1.6%). The most awful that 41.3% of women (26 facts) participated in human trafficking.

During one year 60 women accomplished crimes (from March, 2004 year to March, 2005 year).

Murder of mother-in-law - 1 fact, murder of husband - 1 fact, injuring of husband - 1 fact, murder of own child - 1 fact, injuring of own child - 1 fact, murder of own grondson - 2 facts, murder of relatives - 1 fact.

At the same time women participated in human trafficking actions. Revealed 26 facts of such a like crimes. Scientific researches show that observes acts of violence in every fourth family. By information of sociologists 75% of people faced with violence haven't applied to law enforcement bodies. The main reasons were national traditions and absence of trust to law enforcement bodies.

  Number of people(63 persons) Injured(25 persons) Died (12 persons) %
Domestic 7- 11% 4- 16% 3- 25%  
For mercenary ends 12- 19 8- 32 4- 33,3  
Swindle 9- 14,3 9- 36    
Self-defence 3- 4,8 2- 8 1- 8,3  
Premeditated murder 3- 4,8   3- 25  
Hooliganism 1- 1,6 1- 4    
Revenge 2- 3,2 1- 4 1- 8,3  
Human trafficking 26- 41,3 -- ----  

Statistics of deliberate murders in result of family conflicts following: murder of the mother-in-law - 1, murder of the father-in-law - 1, drawing of physical injuries to father-in-law - 1, murder of husband - 1, drawing of physical injuries to husband - 1, murder of own child - 1, drawing of physical injuries to own child - 1, murder of own grandson - 2.

By information of sociologists 75% of victims of violence don't address in law enforcement bodies. The reasons for this are national traditions and absence of trust in law enforcement bodies.

Situation with children is much more difficult. They are depending on their parents and that's why violence actions accomplished by parents remain unnoticed.

During the year about 2000000 children are beating or face with violence. Unfortunately sometimes the outcome happens lethal.

Dear Colleagues!

Of course you inform of discussions of the world community about domestic violence.

Only in 1993 year International Community has accepted domestic violence to category of human rights infringement.

We don't speak about application of Swedish, American and Canadian laws in our country. In 2003 year have been revealed violence acts against women in 54 countries. In 79 countries there is no law about domestic violence. Among these countries there is Azerbaijan.

We speak about horror of these facts.

The horror which stops normal formation and development of citizens.

The horror which influences to mentality of small children.

These facts show that to live in Azerbaijan family is not so safe.

NGO members decided to announce these year as a year of protection of Azerbaijan families from domestic violence.

Irrespective of a field of activity we invite everybody to join to this action.

Let's try to eliminate all kinds of violence.

Let's continue this protection till we will achieve some changes.

At the end of the year we are going to make suggestions to Azerbaijan Parliament in case of changes absence.

Domestic violence is not private problem; it is national problem and let's protect each other.


Yours Faithfully
Chairman of "Clean World" Organization
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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