State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (Azerbaijan)
|Azərbaycan Respublikasının Ailə, Qadın və Uşaq Problemləri üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi|
Coat of Arms of Azerbaijan
|Formed||February 6, 2006|
|Headquarters||40 Uzeyir Hajibeyov Street, Government House, Gate III, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic AZ1000|
The State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Ailə, Qadın və Uşaq Problemləri üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulation of activities for protection of rights of women and children and overseeing activities of non-governmental organizations involved in family in Azerbaijan Republic. The ministry is headed by Hijran Huseynova.
On January 14, 1998 the State Committee on Women’s Affairs was established by Presidential Decree. The committee regulated activities related to solution of existing problems in this field. On February 6, 2006 committee expanded with additional duties for solution of problems of families and children thus being re-established as the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs. Since its inception, the committees has promoted independence of women in civil societies in terms of earning for living and functioning while the lead family providers are away.
The committee is headed by its chairman. Main functions of the committee are ensuring human and civil rights and freedoms, particularly those of women and children, prevent violation of these rights within its authority; preparation of state programs in the sector; ensuring implementation of the national treaties ratified by the Republic of Azerbaijan within its authority; implementation of state family policies; exploring social problems of refugees and forced migrants (children and women) and less provided families and raise the issues before the appropriate state bodies in order to resolve them; encouraging through programs implementation of woman entrepreneurship, formation of family agriculture; preparation of programs to produce new professions and increasing specializations of women in order to implement an employment strategy according to the state legislation; handling problems of martyr’s families, families that lost their men, single mothers, especially disabled women and children.
In close cooperation with NGO Alliance for Children Rights, the committee has worked on combating domestic violence in the democratic society, an education campaign conducted among the children needed in special care for prevention of violence, suicide attempts, human trafficking, children crimes, exploitation of children labor, early marriages, harmful habits, as well as for getting the religious knowledge'.
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