News from the Region

Empowering rural women in Azerbaijan

  Women in agriculture: new generation of rice farmers in the southern pearl of Azerbaijan Published by UNDP   15 October 2019 Parvana Rasulova, local farmer and mother of four boys, is 43 years old. She was born and raised…

Applications open for 2020 Presidential Grants

Application process for the 2020 President’s Grant Foundation opens 15.10.2019 On 15 October the application process opened for the President’s Grant Foundation for 2020. Up until 25 November 2019 NGOs will be able to submit applications for grants to fund…

More Russians donating to NGOs

More Russians have begun to donate to NGOs 15.10.2019 The Charities Aid Foundation has published its tenth edition of world ratings on charitable giving.  Surveys carried out between 2009 and 2019 show a steady upward trend in the number of…

Winners of latest Presidential Grants

Winners of the President’s Grant Foundation’s second tender are announced 14.10.2019 The total value of these awards has exceeded 4 billion roubles.  The list of the projects (список проектов) which have secured funding from the Foundation’s second tender are available…

Azerbaijan – domestic violence

Living with fear: Azerbaijan’s domestic abuse victims have nowhere to flee In a country of 10 million, there are only three shelters for victims of domestic abuse. Published by Eurasianet Gular Abbasova Oct 4, 2019 A version of this story…

ECHR upholds complaint about online abuse

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upholds a complaint of online abuse for the first time   04.10.2019   Experts believe that a positive decision by the ECHR will send another message to Russian authorities on the need to…

Winners of Social Impact Award announced

Winners of the international social enterprise competition Social Impact Award announced   02.10.2019   Every winner receives 130,000 roubles and an invitation to the international SIA summit taking place in Kyiv 3-7 December.   The competition jury picked out three…