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Roman Gojayev

Leaders Europe 2023


Co-Founder and Development Director, Gender Hub Azerbaijan





Roman Gojayev is the co-founder and development director of Gender Hub Azerbaijan, a community-based platform that addresses violence against women and systematic discrimination in Azerbaijan through educational initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and capacity-building projects. In this role, Roman has worked to create Papa Schools, an initiative with the United Nations Population Fund that provides safe spaces for men to challenge restrictive gender norms and practice skills and actions that will help them become more engaged fathers and supportive partners. Roman is a human rights defender who believes in the meaningful participation of young people of all sexes, genders, ages, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.