Azerbaijan announces statistics of women in power

Azerbaijan announces statistics of women in power

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 16 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /

Azerbaijan announced the statistics of women in power.

There are no women ministers in Azerbaijan. But deputies in the ministry of education, the ministry of health, the ministry of culture and tourism, the ministry of economic development are women, the State Committee for Family, Women and Children told Trend.

The chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children and two deputies are women.

The chairperson of the State Students Admission Commission and ombudsman are also women.

Deputy Chairperson of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and Ombudsman of the Autonomous Republic are women.

Roughly 14 percent of Azerbaijani judges are women. Deputy Chairperson of the Constitutional Court and the chairperson of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court are also women.

Thus, roughly 20 women were elected MPs in the parliamentary elections in 2011.

According to the Interior Ministry, roughly 3.5 percent of employees hit women. They work mainly in the secretariat, passport offices, personnel, financial, medical, information and statistical areas, in the field of communication technologies, services "102" and "safe city".

According to the committee, roughly 17.7 percent (302 people) of chairpersons of municipalities and 26.5 percent of their members (4,137 persons) are women.

Deputy heads of the executive power in 35 of 85 districts of the republic are women.

Roughly 130 of 778 members of the Bar Association are women.

The Azerbaijani law enforcement system is represented by the largest number of women.

According to the information of the ministry as of 2010, more than 870 women work in the justice bodies. Roughly 90 of them hold senior positions.

The UN report "World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics" noted that there are 14 women presidents and prime ministers in the world. Women head 13 of 500 biggest corporations.

Roughly 40-43 percent of members of the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Iceland and Finland are women.

Women are mainly represented in the Azerbaijani parliament. This is the highest index in the South Caucasus. Roughly 11 percent of the members of the Azerbaijani Parliament of the third convocation were women. The figure hit 6 percent in Georgia, 8 percent in Armenia.

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