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Narmin Shahmarzade

Narmin is a psychologist and feminist activist. She has been deeply involved in social struggles in Azerbaijan. She was one of the co-organisers of the 8 March 2021 International Women’s Day protest in Baku, and regularly helps organise other feminist protest actions in Azerbaijan.

Opinion | The silent victims of war

In post-war Azerbaijan, the wives and widows of soldiers are revered only as long as they remain unquestioning.

Calls for answers over death of Azerbaijani activist Bayram Mammadov in Istanbul

Mammadov, 27, was a prominent government critic who served three years in prison on drugs charges that rights groups say were fabricated. 

Opinion | The war did not save us

Contrary to the beliefs of some, victory in the war did not uplift the collective psyche of the Azerbaijani public nor empower civil society.

Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

An activist who was targeted in Azerbaijan’s recent wave of sexual blackmail speaks out.