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Last updated: 21.10.2021

Gender Indicators

Women and men in Azerbaijan

Methodological explanations Population size and vital statistics, thsd. person Number of women and men Population by sex and age groups, as of 1 January 2021 Median age of population Age dependancy ratio Share of women among all persons aged 15 and above Distribution of women and men by main age groups, economic regions and administrative cities and districts, as of 1 January 2021, thsd. person Life expectancy at birth in urban and rural areas, number of age Healthy life expectancy, number of age Life expectancy of population at age 60 in urban and rural areas,number of age Total fertility rate in urban and rural areas Reproduction rates Birth rate of women aged 15-19 in urban and rural areas Number and percent of live births by age of mother Age-specific birth rates Age of officially married mothers and number of live births by birth order in 2020 Average age of mother at childbirth Sex ratio at birth in urban and rural areas Number of twin, triplet and quadruplet births by sex Death rate by sex and age groups, 2020 Main causes of deaths among population 2020 Deaths causes by age groups 2020 Number deaths at working age Maternal mortality in urban and rural areas Infant mortality in urban and rural areas Child mortality under 5 years in urban and rural areas Perinatal, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality rate Death rate due to road traffic injuries Number of births and deaths by economic regions and administrative cities and districts, 2020, number Live births by marital status of mother Officially registered marriages and divorces Average age at officially registered marriage, number of age Number of officially married brides and grooms under 18 years old Distribution of women by marital status and number of birth Marriages by age groups of groom and bride in 2020 Marital status by age groups of groom and bride in 2020 Divorces by duration of marriage and by age groups of spouses in 2020 Marital status by age groups, 2009 Distribution of households with children under 18 years old by number of children Households consist of single parent and children Migrants by sex and age groups in 2020, person Sex distribution of citizens of Azerbaijan travelled to foreign countries and foreigners and stateless persons travelled to Azerbaijan in 2020
Methodological explanations Educational attainment of population aged 15 and over Share of pupils started education from 1 class and ended at 5 class, % Number of children aged under 3 years old in nurseries, person, % Number of children aged 3-5 years old in preschool institutions at the beginning of the year 2021 Gender equality index in education Sex distribution of pupils and students by types of education at the beginning of 2019/2020 academic year Distribution of students by age and sex in vocational educational institutions at the beginning of 2021 Distribution of students of state specialized secondary institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Distribution of students of non-state specialized secondary institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Distribution of students of state higher educational institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Distribution of students of non-state higher educational institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Distribution of students of the Republic of Azerbaijan graduated ful-time general educational schools and received school-leaving certificate and admitted to higher educational institutions in 2020 by sex, % Directors and deputies of full-time general educational institutions at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Teacher staff of state higher educational institutions at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Teacher staff of non-state higher educational institutions at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year Teachers of state and non-state institutions by types of school at the beginning of 2020/2021 academic year (key staff) Proportion of teachers in: (a) pre-primary; (b) primary; (c) lower secondary and upper secondary education Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age) Special schools and boarding schools for children with limited health,number of pupils in them, person Special schools and boarding schools for children with limited health by types of diseases, number of pupils in them, person Students on PhD program by fields of science at the beginning of 2021 Distribution of students studying on PhD program by age groups at the beginning of 2021 Students studying on DSc program by fields of science at the beginning of 2021 Distribution of students studying on DSc program by age groups at the beginning of 2021 Scientific degree of the scientists trained post-graduate students, at the beginning of the year Scientific degree of the scientists trained post-graduate students, at the beginning of the year
The main objectives and tasks envisaged under the policy of equal rights and equal opportunities of women and men in Azerbaijan are:
Protection and reflection of the rights of both sexes in the context of universal human rights, adoption of adequate measures, assisting women and men to use these rights.
Development and improvement of the democratic representation, establishment of the conditions for equal participation of women and men at all levels of administration and decision making.
Establishment of conditions for the development of economic independence of each citizen, contribution for the realization of equal rights of women and men in labour market, in business, in the sphere of finances.

Establishment of the conditions for the use of opportunities to:
- increase life expectancy of women and men;
- reduce infant and maternal mortality;
- improve reproductive health of women and men.
Support to vulnerable population groups and contribution to the solution of their problems (refugees and displaced persons, invalids, single mothers, families whose head of household are women, etc).
Provision of the conditions for equal participation of women and men in the system of education. Adoption of the measures for maintenance of equal access to education and strengthening of the social understanding of the notion of equal significance of education for girls and boys. Development of the education system as a tool for the dissemination of an idea of the equality of sexes in society.
Contribution to harmonization and effective combination of professional activity and family life for women and men as well.

Prevention of violence against women:
- Elimination of domestic violence;
-Addressing the consequences of violence in case of refugees and displaced persons.
Contributing to understanding the necessity of correcting social divisions an disbalances and balances distribution of responsibility between women and men.
The legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan reflects the ideas of equality of women and men in all spheres of life. All these are the bases for development of gender - balanced policy and elimination of gender asymmetries in society.
In 1995 the Republic of Azerbaijan ratified Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and also other principal international documents on protection human rights.

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