Press Release

IOM Azerbaijan successfully completed a two-day business training for vulnerable women in in Ganja

22 June 2022

  • On 21-22 April 2022, IOM Azerbaijan organized a small business training for vulnerable women in Ganja within the “Counter-Trafficking in Persons Activity” Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The training was attended by 10 local women who have passed the pre-selection stage. During the training, participants gained knowledge and skills in small business and business management. They also got acquainted with the development of business plans and received the right to submit a business plan to get additional support for the implementation of business ideas. Participants who successfully complete the training and whose business plans are positively assessed by the Business Plan Evaluation Commission will be provided with support in running a small business.

At the end of the training, certificates were distributed to participants.

It should be mentioned that previous trainings for First Responders on Identification of Victims of Trafficking took place in Ganja, Baku, and Guba. Since the beginning of IOM Azerbaijan’s capacity building trainings up to 50 frontline workers have been trained.

USAID’s Countering Trafficking in Persons Activity, implemented by IOM, assists the Government of Azerbaijan and NGOs to further improve Azerbaijan's effectiveness in preventing and combating trafficking in persons and forced labor as well as addressing gender-based violence.  This includes technical and financial support to civil society organizations operating shelters that assist potential and actual victims of trafficking and forced labor.


Ilgar Xudiyev

Ilgar Khudiyev

Communications Associate

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