Women in Azerbaijani Society

As of March 2013, women made up 50.3% of the total population of Azerbaijan - 4,716,000.

According to the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, 174.500 children were born in 2012, of which 46.4% were girls.

According to the same source, there are 24 hospitals, 176 women's clinics and 281 children's clinic.

In Azerbaijan, women make up 48.4% of the total working population. In secondary schools 76.3% of teachers are women, and in secondary education establishments - 77.4%, in high school - 49.0%. 63.9% of physicians are women; 53.6% of all scientists are women, and women defended 25.2% of dissertations in the past five years.

In the National Academy of Sciences, there are 11 corresponding members, and three women academicians.

Among those working in the civil service, 28% are women, and among entrepreneurs - 17%.

The number of female members of parliament is now 16%.

The number of female members of the municipalities is 4194 or 26.1%. -03D-


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