Azerbaijani State Committee for Family may be granted status of Ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 15 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
It is proposed to grant the State Committee for Family, Women and Children with the status of the ministry.
Quotas for women in bodies of power should be defined, MP Malahat Ibragimkyzy told Trend on Thursday, who spoke at the "round table" on "The rights of women and gender stereotypes". She said the law on this issue should be improved and the rights of the committee expanded. Also the State Committee for Family, Women and Children should be given the status of the ministry, she said.
She said European countries have such ministries. "The Committee, which oversees the implementation of women's rights should be granted rights of ombudsman," said Malahat Ibragimkyzy.
She also believes that the centers set up to help women who are victims of domestic violence, should be under the control of the committee.
Ibragimgyzy said women who are victims of domestic violence, although under the supervision of non-governmental organizations, can not live in them. However, if you resolve this issue at the state level, it will be possible.
Chairman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Hijran Huseynova said that the reason for the small number of women in the government is their passivity and self-doubt.
Huseynova also believes that the disappearance of the stereotypes in respect for women depends on the activity of women.
She also expressed the need to inform women in this area.
The chairman of the Committee also added that there are problems in ensuring women's rights. 26.5 percent of members of municipalities, 17.7 percent of heads of municipalities, 14 percent of the judges are women.
There is no a woman to lead the executive branch.
Huseynova said level of education of men and women in our country is the same.
Of the hundred of people to get educaion, 48 are men and 52 are women. She also noted the difference in wages between men and women. Thus, according to data for 2010, salary of men was more than 413 manat, while women's wages amounted to half of men's salary.