Number of female deputy heads of executive power in Azerbaijan published

12.02.2021,17:36


February 12, Fineko/abc.az. Whereas in 2004, 4% of the representatives in the municipal system were women and 96% were men, and in the last elections in 2019 the percentage of women in the municipal system was close to 39.

ABC.AZ reports that Elgyun Safarov, the head of the Department of Information & Analytical Research of the State Committee on Family, Women & Children, said about this.

According to Safarov, more than 30% of them work as the chairman of the municipality, which is one of the highest rates in Europe.

"The quantity of women working at the local government level has been growing day by day. This is one of the important steps in the field of gender equality. Today in Azerbaijan, 80 women are working as deputy heads of the executive power of the districts," Safarov emphasized.