Azerbaijani Politics 17 may — 12:46

Azerbaijani delegation attends First Women`s Forum of SCO


An Azerbaijani delegation led by chair of the State Committee on Family, Woman and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova is participating in the First Women`s Forum of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Chinese capital of Beijing, Anadolu Agency reports.

Addressing the event, chairwoman of All-China Women`s Federation Shen Yueyue and SCO`s Secretary-General Rashid Alimov stressed the importance of such events in terms of creation of a new cooperation platform for women from different countries. They also highlighted the role of women in addressing global problems.

Huseynova drew the audience`s attention to key priorities of the women`s policy in the Republic of Azerbaijan. She said that her country supports women`s cooperation within SCO.

She highlighted women`s active role in the socio-political development of Azerbaijan. Huseynova underlined that the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which celebrates its centenary this year as the first parliamentary republic in the East, introduced universal suffrage years before a number of the Western countries.

She noted that president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva pays special attention to women`s problems. “ The problems of women, who comprise almost half of more than one million Azerbaijanis expelled from their native lands as a result of Armenia`s aggression, enjoy the government`s attention,” Huseynova added.

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