Women's Association
for Rational Development

About us

Women's Association for Rational Development (further WARD) was created in 2002 by a group of active women, who were united with the mission to contribute to the development of Azerbaijan through women's empowerment and equal participation.
WARD is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit women's organization, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice in 2005.
WARD's mission

WARD's mission is based on the faith that full democracy, justice and development cannot be reached if there is any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of gender, age, religion, ethnicity and affiliation. WARD is struggling against any kind of discrimination and violence. WARD's goal is empowering women and promoting gender equality in Azerbaijan.
Programs in priority

1 / Gender Equality Program - eliminating gender-based discriminatory practices
2 / Healthcare Program – improving women's reproductive health and rights
3 / Economic Development Program - enhancing female entrepreneurship
4 / Peace-Building Program – strengthening women's role in conflict transformation and peace-building
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