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
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
The initial agreement was reached during the meeting of Hidayet Orucov, head of Azerbaijan Republic Committe for Religious Issues, and Patriarch of Georgia Ilia the Second on 16th of November, 2009.
Note that the head ofAzerbaijan Republic State Committe for Religious issues, Hidayet Orucov arrived on Monday in Tbilisi to hold several meetings with Georgian Government officials and discuss the issues faced by Azerbaijanies who live in Georgia. State Committe had did his first meeting with Georgian Patriarch Ilia the Second. After the meeting, the Patriarch told the medias that they “discused mainly religious issues”.
“We reached an agreement that a Georgian church should be built in Baku. And we will also help to ensure that in Georgia there are no problems with Mosques and religious community here,” said Georgian Patriarch.
The restoration of two mosques in Georgia was stopped recently in the Kvemo-Kartli region, where most of the Azeri population, whose religious belief is Islam, lives. Patriarch of Georgia explained that restoration of mosques was stopped because people didn’t apply for official permission for the building process. He also stated that “we will try to solve the problem”.
Azeri Youth Activists and NGO memebrs protest decision of local authorities of Bursa which said Azeri flags are banned in Bursa Statdium during the Turkey-Armenia Football match on the 14th October 2009. 3 days before starting date of Football match in the capital city of former Otoman Imperia Continue reading
Traditional annual Caucasus Rock Festival is held since 1995. In 2009 year “OZAN” Rock Group represented Azerbaijan in Tbilisi,Georgia. This video shows “OZAN” Rock Group’s Performance in the festival. The sounded music pieces in this video are Azeri national songs “Qubanin agh almasi” and “Sari Gelin”.