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The specific objectives of the action are: to build capacities of the non-governmental organizations to advance the gender equality agenda through human-rights based approach; to strengthen capacities of women activists to better exercise their right to social participation; and to enable vulnerable women to better exercise their economic rights.
The project is implemented in Sabirabad, Neftchala, Bilasuvar regions and Baku, and focused on: capacity building for NGOs on CEDAW Convention; Capacity building for Women Resources Centre; Legal education of CSOs and local women; Trainings for women in social participation; Trainings for women in entrepreneurial skills; and Support to business start-up for women. Capacity development approach constitutes the principal methodology for the implementation of all activities proposed by the action.
As practiced and promoted by UNDP, an essential ingredient in the capacity development approach is to bring about transformation that is generated and sustained over time from within. The project is funded by the EU and UNDP and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs and Women Association for Rational Development (WARD).
The project’s duration is March 2015-March2017.