The project “Open Doors” centers on the Nordic Girl Group Method, which is for the first time applied in Azerbaijan. The project is a co-operation between the Åland Islands Peace Institute and the women’s organization Yuva in Azerbaijan, it started in the autumn of 2011 end will continue until the autumn of 2014.
Yuva is 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 Peace Institute has supported Yuva in establishing the girl club “Open Doors” which was opened in the neighborhood of Ahmedli in May 2012.
The Center is a meeting place for young women between the ages of 16 and 25, where Yuva offers meaningful after-school activities with a feminist perspective as well as IT and English courses. Within the project Girl Group leaders have been trained and groups have started at the center.