State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs and UNDP sign a project on rural women's empowerment

19 Jun 2013

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A signing ceremony of joint project is held between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs (SCFWCA) to ensure sustainable development and eliminate of poverty in the rural areas, commit to gender equality, protect of women’s rights and support for women’s involvement in decision making on all levels.

The project on the empowerment of rural women and awareness-raising for them is based on cooperation between the Government and UNDP.

Economic empowerment of rural women is closely connected to increased role of women in community based activism and local governance. Local governance cannot provide adequate response to the challenges of rural development and contribute to creating the enabling environment for rural economic and social growth if it does not represent the interests of rural women. Economically empowered rural women are in the better position to participate in community-based decision making process and are better equipped to protect the interests of local women-entrepreneurs.

The project is aimed at building capacity of rural women, generating productive cooperation between rural women entrepreneurs and financial institutions, developing gender sensitive programs and policies addressing the needs of rural women and collecting and analyzing the data on needs and concerns of rural women in the area of economic empowerment and community development.

Contact Information

Ruslan Ismayil-zada, Communications Officer, ruslan.ismayilzada@undp.org