Azerbaijan: multiculturalism as a style of life

Azerbaijan, being faithful to the ideas of multiculturalism and seeing dialogue as a best tool for building peace and prosperity amid the crises and tensions in the world, has declared 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism. Azerbaijan established the first secular democracy in the Muslim world in 1918 and offered women the right to vote in 1919. Tolerance and multiculturalism in secular Azerbaijan is a style of life for over 9.6 million people living at the crossroad of the East and West, combining traditions and cultures. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the population (about 96 percent) of the … Continue reading Azerbaijan: multiculturalism as a style of life