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KARATE WORLD CHAMPION
BECOMES CAUCASUS WHITE RIBBON AMBASSADOR
FIZULI MUSAYEV, world and European karate champion has been appointed as a
WHITE RIBBON AMBASSADOR during the 2002 CAUCASUS 16 DAYS Campaign.
The first White Ribbon Ambassador from Azerbaijan Fizuli Musayev, joins other
well-known men of the Caucasus, such as Rezo Gabriadze, the Georgian national
rugby team, Lelo and Bidzina Gegidze, Gia Bugadze, Dato Evgenidze, Duta Skhirtladze,
Kakhi Kavsadze, Kote Kubaneishvili, Bakuri Burduli - all of whom have accepted
invitations to become White Ribbon Ambassadors.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort, in the world, of men working
to end violence against women. Canadian men following the 'Montreal massacre'
of 14 female students - murdered because they wanted to become engineers, established
it. By introducing the White Ribbon Campaign to the region in the framework
of the CAUCASUS 16 DAYS of activism against gender violence, WomenAid International
aims to support and encourage men and women in all regions of the Caucasus to
work to end all forms of violence.
Fizuli Musayev undertook his first ambassadorial task when he spoke on anti-violence
philosophy at the Azerbaijan country presentation of the WHO World Report on
Violence and Health held on Saturday December 7, 2002 at Grand Hotel Europe,
|For more information on the CAUCASUS 16 DAYS Programme
please contact CAUCASUS 16 DAYS Press Center at:
Regional Focal Point: WomenAid International-Caucasus
17 Khvichia St. Tbilisi 380060 Georgia. Tel/Fax: (995 32) 37 92 70
Azerbaijan Humanitarian Center "YUVA"
47 Ata-turk, apt. 91, Baku 370069
Tel: (99450) 313 16 18, Fax: (99412) 93 16 14