Country Azerbaijan
Year 2016 - 2017
Type of Measure Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The State Committee for Family, Women and Children's Affairs initiated a two-year project entitled "Combating gender-based violence in Azerbaijan" in close partnership with UNFPA and US Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2016-2017. The main objective of the project was to support the Government of Azerbaijan with creation of effective guidance and response mechanisms to combat gender-based violence. The project was implemented through the series of interrelated components on improvement of legal and policy framework, large scale awareness-raising campaigns, provision of trainings for relevant service providers, as well as development of integrated strategies to coordinate multi-sectorial approaches to addressing violence against women that are expected to contribute to the series of major outcomes, outputs and results. 

Within this project, a four-day capacity building trainings were held for the staff of eleven regional, Family and Children Support Centers of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accredited to provide support and shelter services to victims of domestic violence. 

Source of Information

Azerbaijan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.4 and p.33