Open Doors: Project in Azerbajdzjan 2011-2014
|Suheyla, Rena and Ulrika in discussion about women’s roles in Azerbaijan and about the nordic Gilr and Boy group method.|
The Peace Institute’s first long-term project with Yuva, a women’s organization in Baku/Azerbaijan, officially started on October 1, 2011. Yuva is, just as the Peace Institute, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes the rights of women and the participation of women in decision-making process on all levels of society. The project centers around the Nordic Girl group method which shall now be introduced also in Azerbaijan. The Peace Institute will support Yuva in establishing a girl club in one of Baku’s most disadvantaged districts, where Yuva will offer meaningful after-school activities with a feminist perspective. The Girl Group method will be part of the activities offered, as well as IT and English courses, which right now are extremely popular among the youth of Azerbaijan.
The project is financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Emmaus Åland.