Hon. Mrs. Malahat Ibrahimgizi MP

Malahat Ibrahimgizi
National Assembly of Azerbaijan (Milli Məclis)
New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) (Yeni Azerbaijan Party - YAP)
Last Election: 
Upcoming Election: 
Member of the following: 
  • Member of Political Council of new Azerbaijan Party (NAP),
  • Chairperson of Leader Women Public Union
Other current affiliations: 
  • Member of Azerbaijani National Delegation of NATO-Parliamentary Assembly,
  • Co-chairperson of ICAPP Women's Wing (International Conference of Asian Political Parties)
Regions of interest: 

Mrs. Ibrahimgizi has been a member of the Azerbaijan Parliament since 2000. She is also a member of the National Delegation to NATO and Euronest, as well as of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Countries. In April 2013, she was elected Co-chairperson of ICAPP Women's Wing (International Conference of Asian Political Parties).

As a leader in gender issues in Azerbaijan, Mrs. Ibrahimgizi is currently the Co-chairman of the National Confederation of Azerbaijani Women and is an Honorary member of the Owner Women Council. In 2000, she founded the NGO Leader Women Social Union which focuses on equal rights and opportunities for women. Prior to that, she was the first Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of Women’s Issues. From 1994 to 2000, she served as Chairperson of “Sevil” Women’s Assembly and from 1989 to 1991 as Chairperson of the Council on Women.

Mrs. Ibrahimgizi has authored six books on gender issues and she shares her expertise on this topic as an Expert Member of the Coalition on 1325 on the Caucasus region and as a Gender Expert with the State Commission on Poverty Reduction and Economical Development.

Since 2001, she has been a member of the State Forgiveness Commission providing advice to the President on the forgiveness of prisoners. Furthermore, she has been a member of the European Parliament’s Working Group on Population and Development, the first Deputy Chairman of the Steering Committee of the National NGO Forum of Azerbaijan, and the Coordinator of the Forum of the Women of GUOAM countries.

Mrs. Ibrahimgizi is a licensed doctor with a degree from the Azerbaijan State Medical University. She employed her medical skills in refugee camps and among internally displaced people (IDPs) in need of health assistance. In 2000, she received her law degree from Baku State University. She continued on her PhD studies in Political Science focusing on gender issues.