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Last updated: 29.08.2018

Gender Indicators

Women and men in Azerbaijan

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 Number of children aged 3-5 years old in preschool institutions at the beginning of the year 2017 Number of pupils and students by types of education at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic years Distribution of pupils by age and sex in primary vocational educational institutions at the beginning of 2018 Distribution of students of state specialized secondary institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic years Distribution of students of non-state specialized secondary institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic years Distribution of students of state higher educational institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic year Distribution of students of non-state higher educational institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2017/2018 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 2017 by sex Number of directors and deputies of ful-time general educational institutions at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic year Teacher staff of state higher educational institutions at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic year Teacher staff of non-state higher educational institutions at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic year Teachers of state and non-state institutions by types of school at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic year (key staff) Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age Number of students on PhD program by fields of science at the beginning of 2018 Distribution of students studying on PhD program by age groups at the beginning of 2018 Number of students on DSc program by fields of science at the beginning of 2018 Distribution of students studying on DSc program by age groups at the beginning of 2018 Scientific degree of the scientists trained post-graduate students, at the beginning of the year Researchers by fields of science at the beginning of 2018, Number of academicians and corresponding members at the beginning of 2018
Methodological explanations Employment and unemployment in 2017 Unemployment rate Number of employees by types of economic activity in 2017 Structure of persons received unemployment status by employment service offices in 2017 Distribution of persons received unemployment status by employment service offices by education level in 2017, percentage to total and sex, Distribution of persons received unemployment status by employment service offices by age structure in 2016, percentage to total and sex Sex distribution of persons receiving benefits as unemployment Average monthly nominal wages of employees by types of economic activity in 2017 Average monthly nominal wages of women by types of economic activity in 2017 Occupational injuries by types of economic activity in 2017 Death cases by types of economic activity in 2017 Women and men working in harmful labour conditions in industry in 2017 Women and men working in harmful labour conditions in construction in 2017 Distribution of employees holding the civil service positions by sex and age groups, as of 1 January 2018 Distribution of women holding administrative posts in civil service, according to 4-7 classifications, by age groups, as of 1 January 2018 Sex distribution of managerial positions in civil service, according to 4-7 classifications Distribution of employees holding supplementary posts in civil service, by sex and age groups, as of 1 January 2018 Gender distribution of private entrepreneurs by types of activity, as of 1 January 2018 Gender distribution of private entrepreneurs by towns and regions of Republic of Azerbaijan, as of 1 January 2018 Sex distribution of judges Number of women in managerial positions
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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