Base de Datos Género y Derecho a la Tierra

Azerbaijan

Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil y de los pueblos indígenas, que promueven la igualdad de derechos sobre la tierra

- Although women’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are growing in numbers and outreach, they face considerable constraints. Lack of adequate funding is a key issue. Many women’s NGOs have yet to develop the international and regional networks and outreach through which such support can be sourced. Community financial contributions for the work of women’s NGOs are very low or nonexistent, making these NGOs largely unsustainable in the absence of high levels of donor support (10).

- There are currently 2 200 officially registered NGOs in the country, of which 67 are women’s organizations (19). Women’s NGOs represent a relatively small segment of the overall NGO sector and have tended to focus their work on issues such as violence against women, trafficking and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) (10).

Additionally, the operations of international and non-governmental organizations are mainly directed to providing relief and support to IDPs, although some of these organizations are interested in rural development and are increasingly involved in community organization. However, many NGOs are still very weak and not sufficiently participatory (3). 

- The Azerbaijan Gender Association “Symmetry”, established in 1999, is active in public consciousness-raising about the causes and consequences of physical, sexual and psychological violence against women and children. In addition, “Symmetry” also conducts gender-related research and implements conferences and seminars that focus on issues such as the need to improve reproductive health care and child care and the need to foster the inclusion of women in business and political activities. In 2005, the association presented the Alternative Report on the Implementation of the CEDAW 2001–2005 (16).

- The D. Alieva Association for the Defence of Women’s Rights was formally established in 1990. The Association is active in protecting Azerbaijani women’s social, political and economic rights and in enhancing women’s participation in social life and political activities. Organized into working groups, the Association focuses on several objectives. One group, for example, provides counselling to women who are refugees or IDPs. Another group provides training sessions to improve women’s work skills and to assist them in obtaining employment. One group uses seminars to raise women’s consciousness about legal rights and another group provides legal representation (23).

- Azerbaijan Feminist Club of YUVA Humanitarian Center, YUVA The main focus is empowerment of young women across the country, organizing group discussions and seminars and trainings on gender issues, leadership and human rights. The organization campaigns for gender equality by promoting solitary between women of different ethnicities and nationalities.

Agro-Meslehet NGO, focuses on development of agriculture and rural areas, environmental and organic farming.  Works on strengthening of private agricultural development, organizes trainings to local and international businesses, humanitarian agencies and multilateral institutions, also provides professional technical assistance.

- Acdi/Voca organization implemented the USAID-funded program Farmer-to-Farmer to improve farm and agribusiness operations, agricultural systems, to increase production of fruits, vegetables, field crops and livestock. 

Fuentes: los números entre paréntesis (*) se refieren a las fuentes que están en la sección de Bibliografía