Empowering women in IDP communities
As a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict there are many Azeri IDP (internally displaced population) communities living alongside the so-called “line of contact”, where the poverty level is very high as job opportunities are rare among members of those communities. Majority of these people depend heavily on agriculture and farming. Women living in rural areas of Azerbaijan are regarded as a driving role to make a living for a family. They do some farm stuff and cattle breeding and other agricultural business in order to help their families. Women from IDP communities also follow the suit but lack opportunities and benefits their counterparts enjoy in other parts of the country. Especially, women do not know how to have access to the microfinance institutions and governmental bodies in order to benefit from possible opportunities available for other women.
This Fellowship Action is aimed at empowering women in IDP communities through trainings and capacity building activities in IDP communities located in Agdam, Barda and Tartar (300 km westward from the capital Baku and close to the “line of contact”).
The trainings will allow women living in IDP communities to learn the main principles of microfinance and credit culture for the development of their agricultural business ideas and get access to microfinance organization serving for rural development in regions.
Ismayil: “The other goal I am planning to achieve is to pave the way for breaking stereotypes about dependant IDP woman. By enabling rural woman with necessary knowledge and skills, demonstrating and promoting “success stories” it would be possible to positively change perceptions about status and role of women in family`s and community`s life as well as raise self-confidence and self-development of women in the given areas.”
|Areas of Interest||Awareness raising
Trainings & internships
|Project duration||May 2019 - November 2019|