Country Azerbaijan
Year 2017 - 2019
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The project "Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Communities for 2017-2019" is funded by UNHCR and implemented in cooperation with State Committee for Family, Women and Children Issues. Within the framework of this project, the following measures have been implemented:
- Building capacities of existing national mechanisms to prevent and respond to the cases of sexual and gender-based violence through providing necessary support to SGBV survivors in IDP Communities;
- Raising awareness of IDP's on the phenomenon of SGBV and existing referral mechanisms to respond to such cases;
- Advocacy with the respective national agencies to pay special attention to SGBV through stregthening of monitoring and response mechanisms.
This project combines several approaches such as awareness raising, capacity building, assistance and institutional stregthening with advocacy and counseling support to tackle with SGBV in IDP communities in Azerbaijan. During project period, total 60 people were provided with verbal legal consultancies, including 18 persons who were referred to the relevant state institutions. Working groups (networks) were set up to stregthen responses to gender-based violence and violence against children in 6 regions with IDP and refugee population. 

Source of Information

Azerbaijan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.14 and p.32-33