A women’s shelter in Baku produced for Chai Khana project by me. In this footage a woman who was cheated on from Ukraine tells her story. Also, the footage tells about the shelter and the Clean World Union’s Mehriban Zeynalova’s successful work in fighting for women’s rights.
Baku, Azerbaijan – After giving birth to a baby girl, 24-year-old Shana knew what to expect the second time she became pregnant.
“When we found out that the second baby was going to be another girl, my husband said that he didn’t want her and I was forced to have an abortion. It was already three months and 10 days. They anaesthetised me and cut the foetus out of me.”
Shana’s second daughter was one of thousands of girls aborted in Azerbaijan every year. Continue reading
By Jacob Resneck and Zaka Guluyev – Special to The Washington Times – – Friday, May 25, 2012
BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijan is experiencing an increasingly tense relationship with neighboring Iran, as the oil-rich capital of Baku basks in the glamor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
This week, Iran recalled its ambassador from Azerbaijan after protesters in Baku displayed posters of Iranian leaders dressed provocatively with homosexual overtones.
The protesters were demonstrating against an Iranian cleric who had denounced the multination singing pageant as a “gay parade.”
Meanwhile, Baku police have said that Iranians are distributing free CDs criticizing Eurovision as un-Islamic. Continue reading