Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
İndicator 5.1.1 Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex

There are in place legal frameworks, which promotes, enforces and monitors equality and non‑discrimination on the basis of sex in  Azerbaijan. According to Article 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan men and women possess equal rights and  freedoms, and the state shall guarantee the equality of rights and freedoms to citizens. 

In addition, the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Guarantees of Equal Rights for Women and Men” regulates public relations  in the area of ensuring of gender equality by eliminating all forms of gender discrimination and creating equal opportunities for men  and women in the political, economic, social, cultural and other spheres of public life. In accordance with the Article 3 of the Law, all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex are prohibited. According to Article 6 of the Law, State undertakes measures to eliminate  all forms of gender discrimination, to create equal opportunities for men and women, and to prevent the dominance of  the same gender in government and decision-making. 

When it comes to the field of labor relations, salaries, as well as bonuses and other material benefits should be paid equally to employees of the same workplace, the same qualifications, working in the same working environment and performing the same  value, and the same working conditions should be created for employees engaged in the same work, regardless of gender. 

The measures undertaken in order to prevent violence due to abuse of close kinship, joint or former joint residence, and legal, medical and social adverse consequences caused by it, to provide social protection and legal assistance to victims of domestic  violence, as well as to address the causes of domestic violence, are regulated by the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On the  Prevention of Domestic Violence”. The law prohibits sexual harassment. 

The State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs is responsible for gender equality control1.



1 "Statue of the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Family, Women and Children Affairs" approved by Decree No.444 dated August 9, 2006 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan



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The following table describes the metadata developed in accordance with the structure of United Integrated Metadata (SIS 2.0).
İndicator name: Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex
1 1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation The State Statistical Committee of Republic of Azerbaijan
1.2 Contact organisation unit Department of sustainable development statistics
1.3 Contact name Ilgar Valiyev
1.4 Contact person function Head of the department of sustainable development statistics
1.5 Contact mail address Baku-AZ1136, Inshaatchilar Avenue 81
1.6 Contact email address ilgar.valiyev@stat.gov.az
1.7 Contact phone number +99412 377 10 70 (ex 2251)
1.8 Contact fax number (+99412) 538 24 42
2 1 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified 31.08.2018
2.2 Metadata last posted 31.08.2018
2.3 Metadata last update 13.03.2023
3 1 Statistical presentation
3.1 Data description
According to Article 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan men and women possess equal rights and freedoms, and the state shall guarantee the equality of rights and freedoms to citizens. 
3.2 Classification system Not applicable.
3.3 Sector coverage Not applicable.
3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions
The Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Guarantees of Equal Rights for Women and Men” regulates public relations in the area of ensuring of gender equality by eliminating all forms of gender discrimination and creating equal opportunities for men and women in the political, economic, social, cultural and other spheres of public life. In accordance with the Article 3 of the Law, all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex are prohibited. According to Article 6 of the Law, State undertakes measures to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination, to create equal opportunities for men and women, and to prevent the dominance of the same gender in government and decision-making. 
3.5 Statistical unit The State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
3.6 Statistical population Not applicable.
3.7 Reference area By country.
3.8 Time coverage Data is available as of 2015.
3.9 Base period Data is available as of 2015.
4 1 Unit of measure Not applicable.
5 1 Reference period Yearly
6 1 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On prevention of domestic violence", Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan
6.2 Data sharing The data is collected by the State Committee on Family, Women and Children's Problems of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
7 1 Confidentiality
7.1 Confidentiality - policy In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Official Statistics" (Article 15), it is prohibited to provide primary data http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/3/Legislation/law_az.pdf • February 19, 2014 of the State Statistics Committee "How to work with personal data, how to protect their privacy?" approved by the decree No. 7/02s dated There is a manual called http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/personal_info/personal_information.pdf • protection of the confidentiality of primary (personal) data is reflected in the policy document of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of protection of confidential statistical data. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/2/quality/az/mexfilik.pdf
7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment It is not allowed to distribute official statistical materials reflecting confidential information or disclosing it among users. The final (aggregated) data permitted to be disclosed must include data from at least three statistical units, and the share of any of the statistical units in such summaries must not exceed 85%.
8 1 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar It is carried out on the basis of the approved schedule for the distribution of statistical data and press data. The information is reflected in the aggregate.
8.2 Release calendar access The broadcast calendar is posted on the website of the Committee in the Electronic services section. Access is open to all users and there are no restrictions. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/4/publications/
8.3 User access In accordance with the "Law on Official Statistics", users receive statistical materials within the framework of the uniform rules and legal norms provided for in the official statistics program on the dissemination of information. In providing users with statistical information, all possible forms of data carriers are used, including special publications of state statistical bodies, mass media and other means.
9 1 Frequency of dissemination Yearly
10 1 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release It is distributed both in paper and electronic form.
10.2 Publications It is reflected in the statistical compilation "Sustainable Development Goals: a statistical overview" and its electronic version is available on the website of the State Statistics Committee: http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/statistical_yearbooks/
10.3 On-line database Ready tables are available at this link: https://www.sdg.azstat.org/
10.4 Micro-data access Micro data can be used only in accordance with the "Rules for providing users with micro data for research purposes" approved by the Chairman of the State Statistics Committee on 13.06.2011. http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/6/personal_info/micro_inf.pdf
10.5 Other Access to data is provided for all users at the same time. Data is free for all users. Users' requests are answered in electronic and written form.
10.6 Documentation on methodology Methodological explanations are available at this link: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/files/Metadata-05-01-01.pdf
10.7 Quality documentation Documents on quality: http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/2/quality/
11 1 Quality management
11.1 Quality assurance The State Statistics Committee implements a quality management system in accordance with the ISO 9001 international standard, in 2013, an external audit of the quality management system was conducted at the State Statistics Committee, and in August of that year, for the first time, ISO 9001:2008 was awarded in the field of "Production and dissemination of official statistical data". an international certificate of conformity has been obtained. After the change in the international standard in 2015, all documents of the quality management system were redone in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015. According to the results of the certification audit conducted on March 09-10, 2017, the apparatus of the State Statistics Committee and 13 local statistical bodies where CSI is applied, and then the apparatus of the State Statistics Committee according to the results of the re-certification audit conducted on March 02-06, 2020 and 17 other local statistical bodies, where KIS is applied, were awarded the ISO 9001:2015 international compliance certificate in the field of "Production and dissemination of official statistical data" (http://www.stat.gov.az/menu/2/quality/az/ certificate_2015.pdf ). Since 2012, "General Statistical Business Process Model" (GSBPM) has been applied in order to standardize the production of statistical products. Based on the national version of the "Statistical Business - General Model of the Process", a description of the statistical processes of "Application of SBPÜM (GSBPM) in the process of managing statistical processes for energy statistics" was prepared (https://www.stat.gov.az/menu/ 2/quality/ ). Not less than 1 time per year, seminars on CSI are organized for employees of structural units of the apparatus and local statistical bodies. In 2010 and 2017, the Global Assessment of the National Statistical System of the Republic of Azerbaijan was conducted by the European Statistical Bureau (Eurostat), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). In accordance with the recommendations of experts, improvement works are being carried out in this field.
11.2 Quality assessment On the basis of the "Audit program" approved annually, internal audits are carried out in the departments of the apparatus and in the local statistical bodies where the KIS is applied. Audit teams are organized to conduct audits and an individual audit plan is approved for each structural unit. The audit team performs the audit based on the audit plan. Internal monitoring of quality aspects in the State Statistics Committee is carried out centrally by an authorized structural unit (Quality Management and Metadata Department) and a "Management Analysis" document is prepared and presented to the management every year on the results of the audits. Members of the audit team (auditors) are instructed by the chief auditor before each audit, as well as through seminars organized not less than once a year. "Quality management systems" of the activity of the State Statistics Committee. Requirements" meeting the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 international standard is considered one of its strongest points. The weakest aspects are the increase in workload due to the lack of complete transition to electronic documentation and parallel circulation of paper documents, as well as the late adaptation of staff (colleagues) to the requirements of new standards.
12 1 Relevance
12.1 User needs Ministries and committees of the Republic of Azerbaijan, international organizations, legal and natural persons
12.2 User satisfaction Users go to the official website address www.sdg.azstat.org and answer the questions in the "request on providing users with statistical information" section. It also measures user satisfaction.
12.3 Completeness The information is fully covered.
13 1 Accuracy and reliability
13.1 Overall accuracy No such assessment has been conducted.
13.2 Sampling error Not applicable.
13.3 Non-sampling error Not applicable.
14 1 Timeliness and punctuality
14.1 Timeliness Data on this indicator are collected annually until the 1st decade of September.
14.2 Punctuality Dissemination of the final results is carried out in a timely manner in accordance with the "Statistical Works Program".
15 1 Coherence and comparability
15.1 Comparability - geographical No comparison is made.
15.2 Comparability - over time Not applicable.
15.3 Coherence - cross domain No related statistics.
15.4 Coherence - internal No comparison is made.
16 1 Cost and burden Not applicable.
17 1 Data revision
17.1 Data revision - policy Not applicable.
17.2 Data revision - practice Not applicable.
18 1 Statistical processing
18.1 Source data Preliminary information is provided by the State Committee on Family, Women and Children's Problems of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
18.2 Frequency of data collection Data are collected annually.
18.3 Data collection The information is sent by the State Committee on Family, Women and Children's Issues to the State Statistics Committee by mail.
18.4 Data validation After the data is entered into the database, the entered data is checked by the colleagues of the department: If inconsistencies are detected during the monitoring of the online database, the relevant ministry, committee or head office that submitted the information is informed about it, relevant explanations are given and relevant corrections are made before the end of the reporting period.
18.5 Data compilation Data is being aggregated.
18.6 Adjustment Seasonal adjustments are not made.
19 1 Comment No comments.