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Azerbaijan: Gender Based Violence

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL613, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International Azerbaijan: Gender-Based Reprisals Against Women Must Stop, published on 12 May.

Answered on

10 June 2021

The UK Government has made no assessment of this report. However, during her recent visit to Azerbaijan the Minister for the European Neighbourhood met with representatives of Civil Society, including survivors of domestic violence, and during her meeting with President Aliyev she urged signature of the Istanbul Convention. We continue to urge the Government of Azerbaijan to sign the convention and encourage thorough investigations into allegations of violence against women.