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Conference - “Democratic School and Critical Media Literacy”, 2017

On February 11th 2017, in the “Courtyard Marriott” conference, organized by Civic Development Institute “Democratic School and Critical Media Literacy” took place. Teachers, pupils, education experts and NGO representatives from Tbilisi and other regions of Georgia attended the conference. The conference was the part of CNC advocacy action in Georgia. In the frame of advocacy actions Georgian teachers presented methodological materials on media literacy. Materials cover the following topics: gender issue, human rights, democracy, ecology etc. 

“Our biggest success is seeing parents’ tears of happiness”

Although there are many autistic people in Azerbaijan, the number of institutions carrying out complex activities for them is quite limited. One of the organization working with autistic people in our country is “Assistance to Rehabilitation of Autistic Children” Public Union,” which drew our attention.

We had a chance to get answers for our questions related to this topic by Elnur Mammadov, co-founder and chair of the Organization. 

Disabilities – not obstacles for performing in the theater

“Əsa” (“Walking stick”), the first theater in Azerbaijan, which was formed by people both with and without disabilities.

The Regional Theater Festival

On the 22nd of December 2016, the Regional Theater Festival was held at the Ilia State University Theater in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Gained success by overcoming difficulties

There are now more than 500.000 people with disabilities in Azerbaijan. Our hero, Tural Aliyev, is one of them. 

Speaking of Myself – Empowerment and Networking for Better Inclusion across Regions

At the center of the project „Speaking of Myself – Empowerment and Networking for Better Inclusion across Regions“ is the empowerment of vulnerable children and their families in several regions of Georgia and Armenia. 

Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme_A Handbook for Civil Society

The Handbook is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights.

Organized an exhibition "Inclusion of talent"

Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations' Union (ASYOU) and school-lyceum complex of Narimanov district Baku city organized a project under the name “Inclusion of talent”. The project was funded by the Youth Foundation under the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Kaspi school hosts guests to visit museum of repression

In 2016, with the financial support of the Presidential Reserve Fund of Georgia and with the help of the Ministry of Internal Affairs,  the museum of repression called “The Footsteps of the Past” was established in the Gymnasium of Kaspi - a little town in Shida Kartli (region of Georgia). The school was established in 1994 and is located in a building of a former militia barrack. 

CNC becomes known through humanitarian actions

Within the framework of advocacy activity of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC), Support to Social Development Public Union “Umid” (“Hope” SSD PU) held a series of humanitarian activities in the Azerbaijani cities of Sumgait and Shabran.

Beneficiaries informed about the activities of the CNC

Educational Center for Youth (ECY) organized a series of events on advocacy activity of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC) in the regions of Azerbaijan.

School Safety in Georgia

School safety is becoming a more and more serious issue of concern because of the rising cases of bullying in schools. The findings collected from the surveys during the last decade show that bullying is one of the most serious problems for school children.

Almost 20 years on stage

The “Bridge of Hope” theatre troupe recently presented its new “Cipollino” inclusive performance. 

Success Map

Success story of Murad Mammadov

Multicultural Georgia for safe schools

The training on safe schools  for multicultural society  was conducted in Georgia. The guideline was prepared in Georgian language and translated into Azeri and Armenian languages.

This center is unique in Azerbaijan

Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for young people with disabilities has been operating since December 2013 in Ramana settlement of Baku city.

Inclusive Education Practices in Georgia

Georgia introduced inclusive education into its general education system in the year 2006. As a result, there are now 2100 schools out of which over 1000 general education institutions are engaged in inclusive education.

Universal Rights Award ceremony 2016

Every year, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the US embassy, the OSCE, Council of Europe and the UN Armenia offices in Yerevan, honor individuals working to promote human rights, accountable governance, the rule of law, local government reform, women’s rights, inclusion and free speech in Armenia at the Universal Rights Awards ceremony. The ceremony has taken place annually since 2012, and is the first initiative of the international community to highlight the contributions of Armenia’s civil and political rights activists, government officials, media and civil society representatives to the promotion of human rights.

Postcards promoting inclusion

On August 2, the member of CNC network “Orran” held a competition for postcards raising awareness of the plight of children with special needs.  


Within the framework of advocacy campaign on activities of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC) in July 2016, series of meetings were organized in Baku by members of the Azerbaijan Children Union (ACU).


Our interviewer - an expert in the field of social work, Elmir Valehli, is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Work from Azerbaijan University, Head of the Division on health policy and reforms of the Public Health and Reforms Center under Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan. E. Valehli directly participated in realization of several local and international projects as coordinator, trainer and expert.


Success story of Orkhan Aliyev

The coverage of disability issues in media

From June 25 to 26 in Dilijan, Armenia “Bridge of Hope” NGO (the member of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC)) in the framework of the project "Speaking about myself", held a seminar for journalists “The coverage of disability issues in media”.  More than sixty applications for participation were received of which only 20 were selected.  


Azerbaijan Journalists` Network and Educational Center for Youth under the Azerbaijan Press Council are implementing project Journalistic school - "MediaMən" ("MeMedia").


Conference on “Development and Strengthening of Vocational Education and Training in Azerbaijan” were organized with participation of Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan and The Foundation Rogaland Training and Education Center. 

Scheduled board meeting and training for communication officers of CNC

The scheduled board meeting and practical training for communication officers of CNC (Caucasus Network for Children)  took place in Tbilisi on March 18-19.


The official ceremony for closing “Let’s challenge the limits” project as well as the first exhibition in Azerbaijan “Careers without restrictions” have been taken place in Baku. The exhibition was held under the motto of “The physical limits are not an obstacle for a successful career”.

Armenian Inclusive education program gets globally awarded

The Zero Project has selected “Towards inclusive education in Armenia” as one of the most outstanding innovative policies and practices in inclusive education.

Together against drop-out of education because of poverty

Georgian NGOs “Regional Development Society– Scholarship Fund” and Civic Development Institute (CDI) presented their program aiming at fighting the drop-out of education for reasons of poverty on December 25th.

CNC General Assembly reviews its work in 2015

At its fourth General Assembly CNC members discussed their activities in the field of inclusive education in 2015.

Child rights in European law - New handbook published

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day (20, November), a handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child was launched by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights.

The workshop “How to reduce impact of poverty on education” in Borjomi, Georgia

The workshop “How to reduce impact of poverty on education”  was held in Borjomi  on the dates November 13, 14. The workshop was organized in the frames of “Caucasus Network for Children” (CNC) advocacy program by Civic Development Institute.

New research report on education transition for children with disabilities in Armenia

Bridge of Hope, one of the member organizations of the Caucasus Network for Children, published a research report on Education transition for children with disabilities in Armenia.

Read more here

Welcome to the
Caucasus Network for Children

"All children in the Caucasus region have equal access to inclusive education" – This is the vision of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC). The Network was launched in January 2013 and consists of 15 partner organizations at the moment.

The Caucasus Network for Children brings together civil society organizations working with vulnerable children in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation (Republic of Ingushetia, Republic of North-Ossetia, Republic of Chechnya).


Together for the Rights of Children

The aim of the Network is to advance and safeguard the rights of children from vulnerable groups and their inclusion into education and the life of the community. The CNC member organizations support vulnerable children in a variety of ways from supporting access to education, to providing extracurricular activities, to trainings for income-generation skills. They are open to cooperation with different local and international partners such as local governments, international donors and local businesses.