ACTIVITY OF WOMEN IN ELECTIONS UNDER DISCUSSION
The Woman Consensus Center held a monitoring of activity of women on the eve of the parliamentary elections, Aynur Jamalgizi, the head of the Center, said to a round table on parliamentary elections and Azerbaijani women at the International Press-Club on Wednesday, Trend reports.
She noted that the level of political activity and electoral participation of women is very low in the country.
The participants of the round table discussed the level of electoral participation of women and their problems.
Fazil Gazanfaroglu, the chairman of the Great Establishemnt Party, stressed that the status of women in the Azerbaijani society was determined only with quota allotted for them.
вЂњThe reason of their passiveness is fear of the black PR used in the political processes and small number of their rights. These factors hinder their participation in the elections,вЂќ he stressed.
Zamina Dunyamaliyeva, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party, underlined that low level of activity of women was related with national traditions, problems evolved by the government, as well as nature of women. She also mentioned the facts of violence against lady activists at the political actions.
According to Nushaba Mammadli, the professor of the Baku State University, the activity of women arouses jealousy of men and evolves problems for women. Therefore, they prefer not to interfere in policy.