Call for participants: Training of Trainers

21 Nov

Cinsi, Reproduktiv saglamliq ve huquqlar movzusunda 10-12 dekabr tarixinde Baki sheherinde kecirilecek telimlerde ishtirak ucun telimciler devet olunur.

Yuva Humanitar Merkezi ve Rasional Inkishaf ugrunda Qadinlar Cemiyyeti, Avanqard Gurcu teshkilati ile birge on genc qadini uc gun mudetinde kecirilecek cinsi ve reproduktiv saglamliq ve huquqlar movzusunda telimlere devet edir.

Bu telimde ishtirak etmekle genclerin bu sahede qeyri formal yolla mariflendirilmesi ve Gurcu qadinlari ile fikir mubadilesi etme imkanini elde edeceksiniz.

Muzakire olunacaq movzular: Qadin ve kishi anatomiyasi,qoruyucu vasitelerden istifade etme qaydalari,yeniyetmelik dovrunde bash veren fiziki deyishiklikler, hamilelik, cinsi yolla kecen xestelikler ve Immun catishmamazligi sindromu (ICS), munasibetlerdeki gender aspektleri, homoseksualliq ve transseksualliq baresinde uydurmalar ve faktlar.

Sadalanan movzular baresindeki evvelki tecrubelerinizin olmasi yaxshi olardi,lakin bir o qeder de vacib deyil.Esas olan bu saheye maraq ve motivasiyanizdir.

Yuva ve RIQC nin telimcisi olaraq, genc qadinlarin CRSH sahesinde biliklerni artirmaq ve onlara oz bedenlerinin sahibleri olduqlarini bildirmekle ,cinselliye saglam ve musbet yanashmalarini oyremekle bizimle emekdashliq etmish olacaqsiniz.

Telimler Rus dilinde, Yuva Humanitar Merkezinde/Gencler fealiyyetine Destek Merkezi, GFDM, Eliyarbeyov 14,MENZIL 10, Firuze restoraninin yaxinligi, kecirilecek.

Qelyanalti ile temin olunacaqsiniz.

Ilkin vaxt cedveli:

10dekabr saat 17:00-19:00, Teqdimat

11dekabr saat 10:00-17:00

12dekabr saat 10:00-17:00

30 noyabr erize formasinin son qebul tarixidir.

Asagidaki erize formasini doldurun ve unavnina gonderin.

Ad ve soyad:

Email ve telefon nomresi;

Bucur telimlerde evvelki tecrubeniz:

Gelecekde Cinsi ve Reproduktiv saglamliq ve huquqlar movzusunda olan qeyri formal tehsilde ishtirak etme isteyiniz:

Beli_ __ Xeyir___

One struggle for bodily rights

10 Nov

Yesterday, the 9th of November, was the day for the international one-day campaign “One day, One struggle” – for sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies.

Activists in Beirut have launched a series of videos to celebrate – check it out:

Do you feel inspired? Keep your eyes open for YUVA:s upcoming training of trainers, on gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights, to be held in Baku in December!






Invitation to discussion group

21 Oct

Are you a young man studying or working in Baku?
Do you want to learn more about gender equality and women’s rights?
Then you are more than welcome to participate in a series of discussion nights at Yuva/Youth Center!

Every Wednesday for five weeks we are going to meet to talk about what gender equality and women’s rights are, why the whole of society gains from it and why even you as a man should work for it. There is no obligation to work with gender equality when the discussions are over, just come if you are curious and want to learn more.

We will meet in a small relaxed group where everyone will have a chance to speak their mind.
This is not a seminar, workshop, lesson or lecture; this is a discussion group so it relies on your active participation! And remember, it’s a discussion group only for young men. (Sorry girls, not this time)

The discussion groups will be held in English so see this as an opportunity to practice your spoken English as well!
The first discussion will be held on November 10th at 7:30 pm.
Please inform if you want to participate and send your name, e-mail and phone number to

Waiting for a a brand new center!

18 Oct

From this month on, YUVA and the Young Women Development Center will share it´s venues with the new youth center in Baku. The old office has undergone a big reconstruction, and we are now waiting for the final touch! Keep your eyes open for an invitation to the grand opening ceremony and future activities!

Workshop on women´s political activism

18 Oct

On October 11-13th YUVA and other partner organisations to the Kvinna till Kvinna foundation participated in a workshop on women´s political activism, conducted by the secretary general of KtK, Lena Ag.  How can we put gender equality on the political agenda?



Girl Group leaders wanted!

14 Sep

YUVA Humanitar Merkezi calls:

Baku, October – December 2010

Following the Nordic Girl Group concept, YUVA Humanitarian Center will in the autumn of 2010 form discussion groups for teenage girls in Baku, as an attempt to create such space. The Girl Group method strives to give young girls the opportunity to come together on their own terms, and it provides the girls a space to display their point of view, where they can be accepted and respected for who they are.


About the Girl Group Method:

The Nordic Girl Group method has been developed in the Nordic countries as a way to combat gender inequality, through empowering young girls. By exposing the connections between gender, sexuality and power, the girl group encourages girls to question gender stereotypes and enables the participants to make their own life choices based on knowledge, individual values and beliefs.

A Girl Group (GG) consists of 6-8 teenage girls, who gather on a regular basis under the guidance of two female facilitators. The main emphasis lies on discussions, where the participants are encouraged to formulate and speak out on their own opinions and thoughts. The topics of discussion can be everything between self-confidence and identity, dreams about the future, discrimination and gender, family and friends, love and relationships, media and norms of beauty to the meaning of life. The GG also strives to strengthen the loyalty and solidarity between the girls, stretching out to the community as a whole. The message is to support one another, instead of acting as competitors in society.

Terms of References for Girl Group Facilitators:

Description of Tasks:

As a facilitator, you will first participate in a 3 day training, where the purpose and ethical guidelines for the GG are discussed, as well as leadership, working methods and tools and potential topics for discussions. The training will provide you with material on suggested topics and exercises connected to these, but an important part of the training is also to discuss how the GG material can be used in the Azerbaijani context, and bring up new ideas. The activities and discussion topics of the GG may also be adjusted further on together with the GG participants.During the GG activities, you will have continuous support and debriefings with the project manager on your progress.

The GG leaders will work in pairs, with responsibility for one GG, consisting of 6-8 girls, aged 14-16. First step is to together with the project manager get in contact with local communities and schools, where the group sessions can be held and where we together can find the participants.

When the group is formed, you will meet for approximately two hours once a week, each time with a different theme. You and your colleague will plan the content in advance, with the input from your participants. You will also do a follow-up documentation and evaluation of each session, that you report to the project manager. The number of meetings with the GG may vary – but the project will end with a final evaluation in December.

This evaluation report is the final important task of the GG facilitators, where you should both summarize experiences and thoughts from your GG participants (anonymously) on the relevant themes, and evaluate the used methods and topics. The purpose of this double-sided report is to create a useful information resource on the expressed perceptions of life and needs of Azerbaijani teen age girls, as well as to facilitate future Girl Group projects in Azerbaijan.

As a Girl Group facilitator you work as a volonteer, but you will get paid back in new ideas, thoughts, memories and friends. You will also get useful experience of leadership, project planning and evaluation.
A proper knowledge of English is needed to participate in the training and reading the GG method materials, but the GG sessions will be held in Azerbaijani language.

Previous experience of gender or youth work is positive but not obligatory.


Send in your letter of interest, or questions, to YUVA Humanitarian Center, project initiate Hanna Bäckström: backstrom.hanna(at)

Please include a short presentation of yourself, your experiences from gender and/or youth work, and why you are interested in this project.

Aspirants will be called to interviews continuously, so send in your interest as soon as possible.


This is primarily a pilot for implementing the GG method in Azerbaijan – but the need for Boy Group is just as important and male facilitators may well be needed in the future. Send an e-mail to the address above if you are interested.

Summer meeting at YUVA

21 Jul

In a few hours, the girls that visited the feminist summer school in Batumi will meet up at YUVA office, to have ice cream and continue the discussions on what to do next? Me (Hanna) and Karolin, the Swedish interns from Kvinna till Kvinna, are hoping for a night full of inspiration. We have to make use of all our energy from the summer camp soon!


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