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CHAIRPERSON of the NAM Parliamentary Network


Ms. Sahiba Gafarova

Doctor of Philology, Professor

Member of the New Azerbaijan Party.

Graduated with honors from the Baku Slavic University and the Azerbaijan University of Languages.


1981-2020           Senior lecturer, associated professor at the Baku                                  Slavic University

2002-2004           Dean of the Faculty of Western languages at the                                    Western University (Baku, Azerbaijan)

2004-2020           Vice-rector for international relations of the Baku                                  Slavic University (pro bono during 2010-2020)

2006                     Institute for Women's and Gender Studies of the                                    Michigan University - Fulbright Student                                                  (scholarship of the US Department of State)

2010-up to date  Member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of                                           Azerbaijan- The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth                                                   convocations

2010-2020          Member of the delegation of Azerbaijan to the                                       Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe                                 (PACE)

2012-2013          Chairperson of the Racism and Xenophobia Sub-                                   Committee at the PACE

2014-2015          Chairperson of the Gender Equality Sub-Committee

                             at the PACE

2015-2020          Deputy Chair of the Committee on Family, Women 

                             and Children issues of the Milli Majlis of the                                           Republic of Azerbaijan

2015-2017          General rapporteur on violence against women,

                             Political coordinator of the Parliamentary Network

                             Women Free from Violence of the PACE,

2016-2018          Chair of Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons

                             Committee of PACE and member of PACE Bureau

2018-2020          Head of the delegation of Azerbaijan to the

                             EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly

March 10, 2020  Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of



Currently: the Head of the delegations of Azerbaijan to the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network (NAM PN), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Member-Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS), Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States (TURK PA) and Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO), Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of South East Nations (AIPA).


In 2016, Prof. Dr Sahiba Gafarova was conferred by the order of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the honorary title of “Honored teacher” for her contribution to the development of education.

Author of a monography, several books and scientific articles.

Speaks English, Turkish and Russian languages.

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