Khadija Khanim Alibekova

Khadija Khanim Alibekova, one of the first women- enlighters and educators. In 1911 she became the editor of the first female newspaper “Ishik” (“Light”) in the Muslim East. The newspaper was published at the expense of the well-known philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev.

Govhar khanum Gaibova

Govhar khanum Gaibova is the daughter of the Caucasian mufti, poet and educator Mirza Mohammed Gaibzade. She graduated from the Tiflis Institute of Noble Maidens with a gold medal, taught at the Tiflis and Baku women’s schools, and educated illiterate women. The wife of General Continue Reading

Nigar Huseyn Efendi gizi Shikhlinskaya (October 10, 1871 or March 21, 1878, Tiflis – August 15, 1931, Baku)

Nigar Huseyn Efendi gizi Shikhlinskaya (October 10, 1871 or March 21, 1878, Tiflis – August 15, 1931, Baku) – the first Azerbaijani sister of Mercy, chairwoman of the Hospital of the Ladies’ Committee of the officer’s artillery school at the Red Cross in World War Continue Reading