Neftchala was invaded by eager learners on Sunday, October 7th to mark the sixth Azerbaijani gender training. Supported by World of Women Social Union in correlation with WID/GAD, an audience of 26 Azerbaijani adults, teens, and two PCVs participated in a stimulating training about gender and equality.  10 adults and16 students, 22 females and 4 males, came from Salyan and Neftchala regions.  The event was a great success and resulted in critical thinking and the discussion of gender roles and opportunities for growth within Azerbaijan.

A special thanks goes out to our trainers, Gunay and Aysel, who did a great job and to PCV Roxann Brown who helped to organize this wonderful event!

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The fifth WID/GAD gender training with World of Women Social Union took place on Sunday, June 10th in Sheki.  This session kicked off the “First Stride Women’s Leadership Camp” which was held by G.E.M.I. (Youth and Scientific Cultural Public Union).  There were 29 participants, and G.E.M.I. is planning to invite the trainers back in August in order to continue presenting on gender awareness and development.  Special thanks to PCV Amanda Zeidan who reached out to WID/GAD in order to arrange this training in Sheki.





The fourth WID/GAD gender training with World of Women Social Union was held on Saturday, May 19th in Ismayilli.  This event was the largest so far with 62 attendees including children from each of the six schools in Ismayilli, students from Bujag village in Oguz region, and five PCV counterparts.  For the majority of participants, this was their first exposure to gender awareness.  The training was a huge success and only the beginning of gender development efforts in Ismayilli!

62 participants!

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