On December 28-29, Democracy Monitor Public Union hosted the next two-day training in Baku on “Non-discrimination and equality right” for youth, civil society representatives, media representatives and the private sector. The training was organized within the framework of the European Union’s support and capacity-building program for the civil society to play a major role in strengthening the socio-economic rights of vulnerable populations. The training included 13 women working in social, political, media, private and education sectors representing different regions of the country – Baku, Sumgayit, Goychay, Aghjabadi, Sheki, Nakhchivan, Shamakhi, Yevlakh, Sabirabad, Lerik, Absheron, Fizuli, Sabirabad, Lerik and 25 participants participated in the event.
Fuad Hasanov, UNDP Chief Consultant on the project of “Strengthening Civil Society for Gender Equality Promotion through Legal Framework and Empowerment of Women in the remote regions of Azerbaijan” briefed the participants about the 2 important component of the project and highlighted the importance of promoting gender equality, the right to equality and non-discrimination of women, as well as women empowerment. He mentioned that the Azerbaijan’s position at the Global Gender Gap Index rating is not positive and commitments of the government, the private sector, civil society, local authorities, the media, and the education sector is to improve the situation in Azerbaijan. UNDP coorination specialist Leyla Abasova emphasized the the effectiveness of group discussions and workshops or justification of purpose of the training and the participants’ expectations.