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.
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