The actions implemented covered 37 regions of Azerbaijan from Baku to 5 Rayons of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. The areas of activities included women entrepreneurship, decent work and economic growth, early marriage, legal aid for victims of domestic violence and gender-based discrimination, provision of clean water and sanitation, as well as promotion of sustainable cities and communities for people with disabilities. During the conference, project’s two key government partners – National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development and State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs – appreciated the successful implementation of the project, which complemented the government’s efforts in the field of gender-sensitive implementation of the SDGs at national level. Additionally, 9 local CSOs, which implemented one-year long project activities through the EU funding and UNDP co-financing were invited to report on their achievements.
As a result of project implementation, 662 women received entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, 650 young girls and women attended awareness-raising sessions on early marriage and marriage contract, 129 women received seeds funding to start their businesses, 1200 women received legal aid and 1298 women attended the trainings on SDGs.