UN Special Rapporteur to arrive in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Sabina Ahmedova - Trend:
The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo will be on a visit to Azerbaijan from November 25 to December 5, UN office in Geneva said in its statement.
According to the statement, during her visit, the special rapporteur will examine issues related to violence against women.
Within the ten-day visit, Manjoo is to meet with Azerbaijani officials and visit Khachmaz, Ganja, Lankaran and Sumgait.
According to the statement, the special rapporteur will also hold meetings with representatives of civil society, persons who have been granted asylum and prisoners serving sentences in correctional labor institutions.
Based on the data gathered during the visit, Manjoo will report at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council, the statement said.
This is the first visit to Azerbaijan of an independent expert appointed by the UN to examine the issues of violence against women.