Project: Creation of Women's Parliament in Azerbaijan
Evaluation Date: July 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The flagship initiative of the Women’s Parliament project was a report on discrimination against women. However this report did not have much impact since there was no lobbying/advocacy strategy. It would also have been more effective with a proactive approach towards building alliances with other similar projects in Azerbaijan. Efforts should be increased to convince concerned NGOs for submitting only one synthesized Shadow Report to CEDAW. Speaking in a common voice would increase leverage both towards CEDAW and the government.

Theme: Community activism