The Foundation launches two new projects in Azerbaijan

The aim of the projects is to protect the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly of children and internally displaced persons

The Max Planck Foundation has recently launched two new projects in Azerbaijan. One project contributes to the implementation of children’s rights in Azerbaijan and focuses especially on the improvement of the situation of vulnerable children in need of protection. The main aim is to raise awareness, actively promote dialogue between different stakeholders and ultimately develop policy recommendations to better enforce and protect children’s rights. The other project aims to improve access to justice of internally displaced persons (IDPs), especially with regard to housing, land, and property rights. Thereby their social and economic rights as a whole will be enhanced. Key features are awareness-raising within civil society, the development of concrete policy recommendations and regional exchange with experts from neighbouring countries.

The projects focus particularly on human rights awareness-raising and capacity building. The importance of the Foundation’s involvement lies in the fact that the projects aim to enhance cooperation between various stakeholders and build their capacity in the respective fields. The projects entitled “Strengthening Children’s Rights through Capacity Building” and “Strengthened Social Rights of Internally Displaced Persons” are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office in the context of strengthening cooperation with civil society in the Eastern Partnership Programme.