European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

“Power to Women!”– Empowering Women in Social, Economic and Political Participation

Last update: Dec 5, 2023 Last update: 05 Dec, 2023

Details

Locations: Azerbaijan
Start Date: Nov 1, 2013
End Date: Oct 31, 2015
Contract value: EUR 377,212
Sectors: Democratization, Gender, Human Rights, Training Democratization, Gender, Human Rights, Training
Categories: Grants
Date posted: Dec 5, 2023

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Description

Donor: European Union and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Project details:

The action aimed at promoting an inclusive and pluralistic Azerbaijan by strengthening civil society mechanisms through enhanced women’s participation in democratic processes and institutions. Women in rural areas are the most deprived group in terms of access to institutions and decision making processes. There is a need to empower women to play an active part in political life and thus to be able to strengthen democracy and claim human rights issues

Overall Objectives:

To contribute to an inclusive and pluralistic Azerbaijan through enhanced women’s participation in democratic processes and institutions.

Specific Objective:

Improve the capacity of women in the rural areas to participate in both socio economic and political life and to play an active role in the decision making process.

Results:

Result 1: Knowledge and skills of women from the target areas are strengthened in order to actively participate in decision making processes;

Result 2: Mechanism and networks are established for dialogue between women from rural areas and governmental/non-governmental representatives.

Target Groups:

Women, CSOs and journalists from the 5 rural areas, female decision makers from central and local government.

Activities:

• Study on general and specific constraints of rural women on political, social and economic participation, access to decision-making;

• Training module development on gender equality, women empowerment and participation in community life;

• Action plan for strengthening women participation and access to decision-making, together with female representatives of political parties;

• Media competition on women participation and empowerment stories in local media outlets;

• Web Platform for the exchange resources created in the framework of the project and facilitating networking among women;

• Trainings on gender equality, women empowerment, values in local communities, women on legal rights, communication skills and participation mechanisms;

• Guidelines for women on legal framework of political and public participation;

• Women’s forum in Baku with participation of rural and urban women addressing social, economic and political opportunities for women;

• Manual on basic entrepreneur skills and economic principles;

• Training for local community women on business and entrepreneur skills;

• Fair/exhibition of products produced by rural women entrepreneurs;

Reference — “Power to Women!”– Empowering Women in Social, Economic and Political Participation — for Azerbaijan presented by European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ) (grants), budget is EUR 377212, in Democratization, Gender, Human Rights, Training sectors. Reference — “Power to Women!”– Empowering Women in Social, Economic and Political Participation — for Azerbaijan presented by European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ) (grants), budget is EUR 377212, in Democratization, Gender, Human Rights, Training sectors. Reference — “Power to Women!”– Empowering ...
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