Women's Employment in Line with Sustainable Development Goals: The Example of Azerbaijan

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Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri, Kadın İstihdamı


The aim of this study is to analyze the current situation of women's employment level in Azerbaijan within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this regard, existing statistics on women's employment were examined and the problems faced by women regarding employment in Azerbaijan were investigated. Strategic and legal documents, reports/statistics of international organizations and information of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SSCRA) were used in the study. In line with statistics and international reports, in Azerbaijan, as in the rest of the world, women's average monthly salaries are lower than men's, women's unemployment rates are higher, and women's share in the labor force remains behind compared to men. Azerbaijan has made commitments to women's rights in its policy documents, defined rights for women in its legal texts, and certain progress has been made towards gender equality. However, within the scope of SDG (5-8) targets, studies need to be increased and a sustainable structure should be achieved.


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Şeren, G. Y., & Rehman, J. A. (2024). Women’s Employment in Line with Sustainable Development Goals: The Example of Azerbaijan. Journal of Recycling Economy & Sustainability Policy, 3(1), 31–45. Retrieved from https://respjournal.com/index.php/pub/article/view/27