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Elmira Suleimenova
Ms. Suleimenova is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asia-Pacific Women's Watch, the largest network of women's NGOs in the world, which developed the Asia-Pacific regional report at UNGASS. A feminist icon in Central Asia, she is the President of the Azerbaijan Women and Development Center, an organization involved in research, training and development for women. In addition to its involvement in women's advocacy in the international arena, this NGO is a member of 18 international organizations. It helps women to secure credit to set up businesses. She went on to win an international award for women's initiatives in agriculture.

Source: Three women icons


Zahra T. Guliyeva
She is the chairperson of the State Committee for women's issues.

Speech: Statement during the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty First Century" (2000)


Zahra T. Guliyeva

Elmira Suleimenova