Girl Power

Indeed, the 'land of the free and the home of the brave' passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women their voting rights, in 1920. Since 1918, women have become a sign of progress in Azerbaijan. This tradition continues into the 21st century. In March 2000, the late president Heydar Aliyev reportedly signed an executive order on a new 'State Policy on Women,' instructing the administration to ensure proportional representation of women in government based on the principles of equality; make sure women have their deserved place in business and economics, and consistently check the progress of women in society.