ADA University students perform flash mob to attract people’s attention to the Autism Awareness Campaign in Azerbaijan.
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
Around eight thousands of ethnic Meskhetians families want to return their homeland Georgia. For this Aim they have applied Georgian Embassies in different countries to come back. Most of the Applications were made by the Meskhetian families who live in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Khirgizistan, USA, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey.
Until 1944 Meskhetians lived in Meskheti and Javakheti along the Georgian-Turkish border. For many years they were classified as Turks. During The World War II, about 120,000 Meskhetians were exiled from Georgia to Central Asia, as part of Stalin’s policy toward “unreliable” ethnic groups.
On 11 July 2007, under the obligations assumed by Georgia in 1999, on its entry to the Council of Europe, the State adopted a law “on Repatriation of Persons forcefully sent into exile from the Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia by the Former USSR in the 40’s of the 20th Century”. The Law offers a formal ground for the return of so-called forced migrants deported from Georgia in 1944 and their descendants. Continue reading