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.