UN Women's Rights Committee publishes findings on Azerbaijan

UN Women
# 04 July 2022 17:27 (UTC +04:00)

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) today issued its findings on Azerbaijan, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Portugal, Turkiye and the United Arab Emirates, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session, APA reports.

The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, as well as the Committee’s main concerns and recommendations.

The Committee was concerned about the situation of many women and girls who have been internally displaced by the three decade-long Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and have limited access to education, employment, healthcare and housing.

It called on Azerbaijan to ensure the meaningful and inclusive participation of women from diverse backgrounds in all reconstruction efforts.

The Committee also expressed concern about the country’s Labour Code, which currently prohibits women from working in 204 professions. It asked Azerbaijan to abolish the list of non-recommended occupations that restricts women’s access to certain jobs and to make these professions more accessible to women.