First ‘Gender Equality Hackathon’ to be held in Azerbaijan in February – registration until 15 January

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

The first ‘Gender Equality Hackathon’ will take place from 19-21 February 2021 within the framework of the ‘EU 4 Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence’ programme, funded by the European Union and implemented jointly by UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The event has been developed with the support of the Regional Development Public Union and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan.

The hackathon aims to encourage and educate young people to solve their problems related to gender inequalities through innovative uses of technology. More than 30 teams from Baku and other Azerbaijani regions are expected to join the event. Professional local and foreign mentors will help them to prepare for the competition.

Participants will be able to choose among topics, such as fighting violence against women, preventing son preference and the undervaluing of girls, promoting responsible fatherhood, tackling gender stereotypes regarding career choices, and improving gender equality in household chores.

The final event will be held online from 19-21 February 2021. The winners will receive 5,000 manats, with 3,000 manats for second place, and 1,000 manats for third. The winners’ ideas will be developed with the support of implementing partners within the next phase of the project.

The last day for registration is 15 January.

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Press release

Registration to hackathon