Azerbaijan Celebrates International Women’s Day

Azerbaijan Celebrates International Women's Day

Baku, The Gulf Observer: Today marks the celebration of International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of women worldwide. The roots of this global observance can be traced back to 1910 when it was founded at the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen, thanks to the suggestion of Clara Setkin.

In Azerbaijan, the tradition of celebrating International Women’s Day dates back to 1917, underlining the nation’s commitment to recognizing and appreciating the vital role of women in society. Over the years, Azerbaijan has made significant strides in promoting gender equality and empowering women.

In 1998, Azerbaijan took a decisive step by establishing the State Committee for Family, Women, and Children, demonstrating its dedication to addressing the specific needs and concerns of women and children. Azerbaijan’s active involvement in international women’s forums is evident through its representation in the Council of Europe’s Bureau for Women and its full membership in the UN Commission on Women’s Affairs.

Since 1995, Azerbaijan has been a signatory to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), reaffirming its commitment to combating gender-based discrimination and promoting women’s rights.

March 8 holds special significance in Azerbaijan, as it is recognized as a non-working day, allowing citizens to join the global celebration of women’s achievements and the ongoing struggle for gender equality. This observance reflects the nation’s commitment to fostering an inclusive society where women can thrive, contribute, and lead.

As Azerbaijan continues to progress in its efforts to empower women, the celebration of International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility to create a world where every woman can realize her full potential.