Women’s Resource Center to open in Khachmaz

Women’s Resource Center to open in Khachmaz

The State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (SCFWCA), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) opened Women’s Resource Center in Khachmaz. Deputy Chairperson of the State Committee Sadagat Gahramanova, USAID Mission Director Jay Singh, UNDP Programme Analyst Leyla Fathi and head of Khachmaz Executive Committee Elnur Rzayev attended the event.

“Khachmaz Women's Resource Center, established as part of a project implemented by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme and USAID, helps women increase their business activities as well as increase their knowledge and skills in this area. It also provides legal and psychological support to vulnerable women. We will continue our efforts for the sustainability of this project” – said Deputy Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Sadagat Gahramanova.

According to USAID’s Mission Director, Dr. Jaidev Singh, “USAID is proud to support Azerbaijani women in their efforts to learn critical skills and become more economically resilient through the training they can attend at the Women’s Resource Center.  Thanks to our partners at UNDP and SCFWCA, we are also relieved to know that the victims of domestic violence have a safe place to seek necessary help.”

“Women have repeatedly demonstrated that they can be successful in all areas. It is enough to create equal conditions for this. The purpose of the Women's Resource Centers, which we helped establish, is to guide and mediate for women to benefit from the equal conditions provided by Azerbaijani legislation” – said UNDP Programme Analyst Leyla Fathi.

The Center in Khachmaz is another WRC established within the USAID-funded “Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurship and Employment” project implemented by UNDP in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (SCFWCA).

Khachmaz Women’s Resource Center started its initial activities in 2020. The official opening of the Center wasn’t possible due to global and rapid spread of coronavirus.

Since its establishment, the Center has helped 23 women build their small businesses, organized a large variety of trainings on business development, financial literacy, social media marketing for 104 women. The Center has more than 280 members. As of today, about 70 gender-based violence (GBV) survivors have received psychological and about 30 GBV survivors have been provided with legal support at the Khachmaz WRC.

Till the end of 2022, it is planned to support 15 women entrepreneurs in building their own businesses, as well as to conduct vocational trainings for 40 women and support 100 GBV survivors through legal and psychological support.
 

 

 
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