Women's Empowering Carework in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan


Najafizadeh, Mehrangiz. 2003. “Women's Empowering Carework in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan.” Gender & Society 17 (2): 293-304.

Author: Mehrangiz Najafizadeh


The Republic of Azerbaijan has undergone major social, political, and economic transition since declaring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In this article, the author examines how this transition and the Nagorno-Karabakh War with Armenia have affected women’s caregiving roles and how women’ s advocacy associations have emerged and function both as caregivers to Azeri women and as a mechanism for assisting Azeri women to be more effective caregivers to their own families and communities.

Keywords: Azerbaijan, empowerment, women's organizations, post-conflict transition, advocacy

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Regions: Asia, Central Asia, Europe, South Caucasus Countries: Azerbaijan

Year: 2003

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