Azerbaijani filmmaker Tural Safarov urged social media users to rape women in revealing clothes, sparking a wave of controversy and attracting the attention of law enforcement authorities
Gender and sex
What are the implications of violence and chaos at far-right rally in Tbilisi that replaced Pride's March of Dignity?
Journalists were attacked at the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally organized by several far-right groups today. Many sustained serious injuries and had to be hospitalized
'He grabbed me and started beating me' - Violence against LGBT people in Azerbaijan continues. Video
As international Pride month is coming to an end, attacks on LGBT people in Azerbaijan are becoming more frequent. Herman Turan Javadzade shares the stories of attacks and violence that he and his friends have been subjected to
Parviz Abdullayev, who lives in Baku, talks to JAMnews about violence and discrimination that he, as a member of the LGBT community, often encounters
And the state and society in Azerbaijan are very negative about same-sex marriage. But this does not prevent LGBT couples from living together in Baku. Video
Domestic violence in Azerbaijan is a topic that periodically appears on the agenda and causes discussion. In some families, it even became the norm.
U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Lee Litzenberger met with one of the country's feminist leaders looking for Narmin Shahmarzadeh
Spontaneous resistance from a patriarchal society or a pre-organized campaign? Who is responsible for the attack?
Turkey nixes Istanbul Convention on prevention of violence against women. Why and what does this mean?
"Only 17% of respondents are against, and the president cannot overturn parliamentary decisions" - Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, commentary by opposition MP for JAMnews
In Baku, feminists intended to hold a protest against domestic violence, the police harshly suppressed an attempt to hold the action
With a new slogan “Murders of women are political”, feminists in Azerbaijani try to draw attention to the facts of domestic violence in the country
She talks about the terrifying day of her accident, but says it’s hard for her to let go of the trauma that’s totally changed her life
Why women's rights are an unpopular topic in Azerbaijan, and where does this lead
Much is changing in Georgia, but women are still far from equality and freedom-stories of Liya Ukleba, Dina Oganova and Nene Kvinikadze
“When I was younger and thought about having a baby, I said to myself: I will never go for it unless I get married. But time and age help one come to this decision”
Kidnapping of 17-year-old girl in Azerbaijan makes social media headlines 5 months later – police and family statements contradict each other
The 17-year-old girl was kidnapped in March, and her family says they have been unable to speak to her since
Indirect data and human rights activists confirm the of early marriage problem remains serious
The sacrifices families are ready to make for the sake of a ‘pure blood line’
Miscarriage and stillbirth are uncommon topics in Georgian society
How do you explain to a person that you love them, but don’t ‘want’ them?
“Sometimes, husbands beat their wives” – head of Chechnya defends alleged killers of 23-year-old girl
Parents of the victim have publicly apologized to Chechen head Ramadan Kadyrov