Azerbaijan may provide benefits to companies that encourage working women
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
In Azerbaijan, there are no restrictions on women's labor either at the legislative or administrative level, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Sahil Babayev said at the presentation of the draft “National Action Plan on Curbing Gender-Based Selection and Taking Appropriate Response Measures in Azerbaijan".
"Women prefer to work in medicine and education, since the working days are shorter in these fields, and therefore, the average monthly salary of women is lower than that of men," the minister added.
"Regardless of the economic status of women, all mechanisms of equality must be ensured. In any case, adding bonuses to the salary may be a positive factor. A company can encourage women in certain areas, and the government, in turn, can provide benefits to that company. This may motivate companies to hire more women," Babayev said.
The minister positively assessed that 47 percent of civil servants in Azerbaijan are women.