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Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

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

Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

By Narmin Shahmarzadeh

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

Hackers target prominent Azerbaijani feminist with pornography

Narmin Shahmarzadeh's Facebook account has been seized by hackers, who have used it to post denigrating pornographic content. 

Hackers target prominent Azerbaijani feminist with pornography

Narmin Shahmarzadeh's Facebook account has been seized by hackers, who have used it to post denigrating pornographic content. 

Baku Police detain women on International Women’s Day 

At least 25 people were detained, some being dragged away, as police moved in before a planned Women’s March got underway.

Baku Police detain women on International Women’s Day 

At least 25 people were detained, some being dragged away, as police moved in before a planned Women’s March got underway.

Video | Azerbaijan’s first feminist concert

On 28 February, feminist collective Fem Utopia organised a concert featuring feminist protest songs. 

Video | Azerbaijan’s first feminist concert

On 28 February, feminist collective Fem Utopia organised a concert featuring feminist protest songs. 

Leak targets prominent Azerbaijani feminist in run-up to Women’s Day 

The private Facebook conversations from Gulnara Mehdiyeva were published amidst an online campaign targeting women’s rights activists.

Leak targets prominent Azerbaijani feminist in run-up to Women’s Day 

The private Facebook conversations from Gulnara Mehdiyeva were published amidst an online campaign targeting women’s rights activists.

Azerbaijani woman attempts to take her own life after outcry over ‘vagina poster’

A criminal case was started for ‘incitement to suicide’ with several feminist activists and journalists being questioned. 

Azerbaijani woman attempts to take her own life after outcry over ‘vagina poster’

A criminal case was started for ‘incitement to suicide’ with several feminist activists and journalists being questioned. 

In pictures | International Women’s Day at Tbilisi’s largest flower market

Despite the panoply of colours and the sweet smells, for some of Tbilisi’s flower sellers, it is not an entirely festive affair.

In pictures | International Women’s Day at Tbilisi’s largest flower market

Despite the panoply of colours and the sweet smells, for some of Tbilisi’s flower sellers, it is not an entirely festive affair.

Protests against femicide take place in Armenia

International Women’s Day was marked by marches against domestic violence in the republic’s two largest cities.

Protests against femicide take place in Armenia

International Women’s Day was marked by marches against domestic violence in the republic’s two largest cities.

Women’s Day protest goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Police used violence towards the protesters and detained around dozen of participants.

Women’s Day protest goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Police used violence towards the protesters and detained around dozen of participants.

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