Our identity is not concealed in our names, but is revealed in our actions, because we do not go undercover. We are people, citizens from different spheres of creativity. There is a value that unites us – the desire to showcase our art and culture from different perspectives, to revive and develop it. Some of us draw in colors, some in the digital world, some in words. We do not want to hide in the shadow of cultural and artistic achievements of the past, we are looking for new achievements, new initiatives and, in short, new breaths. Since creativity does not know the boundaries, we are here to explore and share what we have found, translate and deliver it to you. We are the display area, the platform and the transmitting point at the same time.

You can be sure is that we are not doing anything wrong. And if we come home late or have been online on social network for a long time, that means we work. Yes, yes, we work. After all, providing a web site with 10 headings and 34 subheadings consistent information flow is not an easy job, so we don’t have everybody to work with us, and we don’t deal with every type of information in our turn. The key is to be clear about what we do. It is true that there are and will be attempts to play horseback in the TV space, which is not only limited to Internet but is now considered to be “old school”. We organized exhibitions and social events, held live nights with DJs, organized a festival at the top of the mountains. It is not the end, but only beginning of a long journey. Our charities, of course, are different and they are different from all charity events held in the country, not from the material point of view, but from the point of view of the content, the social message it carries and, ultimately, the methodology. As they say, not only do we do it right, but also we do well.

“If not us, who else will do it”, “Even if nobody else does, we will do it”, “Don’t do and say, but don’t say and do” and likewise expressions are not ours. We do our job simply because we want to do it, and we are happy to listen to those who want to work in the arts and culture and those who take the initiative. The reason why we do it is not related to our sense of self-expression only; it is something like a sacred function performed. The art that exists between existence and poverty is, in fact, a nuance that shows us how we exist. Civilizations do not stay in history by wars and occupation, genocide and massacres; large societies have their own cultural heritage and artistic footprints. We also leave our footprints, assist those who leave their footprints show footprints. That is it.

Policy Introduction
VarYox has a zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. VarYox will not tolerate its staff, associates, partners or any other representatives associated with the delivery of its work to engage in any form of sexual exploitation or abuse. Vulnerable adults, women and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. VarYox is committed to protecting all communities that the organisation works with from sexual exploitation and abuse at all times. Please see definitions for a full outline who is included in the community. The purpose of the PSEA Framework, including the policy, procedures and resources, is to establish an outline of the importance of the framework and clear procedures. This policy ensures that all VarYox staff, associates, and partners are aware of their role and responsibilities in keeping communities and stakeholders safe from any form of sexual exploitation or abuse. The policy clarifies definitions and responsibilities regarding prohibited behaviour and the associated PSEA procedures outline the reporting and investigation processes.
Accountability Statement
The PSEA policy applies to all VarYox staff, associates, and partners who must comply with its requirements and understand the sanctions that may be applied for breaches of the policy. Where required by law or local practices, VarYox may enhance the standards as set out in this policy. This commitment will be evidenced through signing the policy and the Code of Conduct. Training in this policy is mandatory for all VarYox staff, associates, and partners. The director and all employee of VarYox are responsible for its implementation. It is the responsibility of all representatives of VarYox to raise any concerns regarding sexual exploitation and abuse. VarYox takes all concerns and complaints seriously and will initiate a comprehensive investigation of complaints that are in violation of this policy and take disciplinary and possibly legal action as warranted.

VarYox’s Obligations
VarYox believes that all people have a right to live their lives free from sexual exploitation and abuse and will not tolerate its staff, associate, or partners engaging in any sort of behaviour that puts beneficiaries or communities at risk. To that end, VarYox commits to:
1. Creating a safe culture for both those it serves and those who work for and represent the organisation.
2. Following through on any complaints and concerns in a timely manner through its Safeguarding Committee and taking each complaint seriously.
3. Sensitising staff, associates, and partners, around how to make a complaint.
4. Ensuring zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse.
5. Building a culture of dignity, honor and respect where all those who work with and are served by VarYox feel empowered to report complaints.
6. Educating staff, associates, and partners that sexual exploitation and abuse constitute gross misconduct and are grounds for termination of employment and possibly legal action.
7. Providing information on how to report complaints and the investigation procedure.
8. Ensuring that all staff, associates, and partners have access to the PSEA policy and procedures as well as all other related safeguarding policies.
9. Providing training to all staff, associates, and partners on PSEA.
Staff Responsibility
All staff, associates, and partners are required to adhere to this policy at all times and are obliged to report any suspicions of sexual exploitation and abuse of others. All staff, associates, and partners are required to sign the associated Code of Conduct and an acknowledgement of having read and understood the policy.


Safeguarding Committee
A Safeguarding Committee has been established at the HQ level as well as in each field location. The Safeguarding Committee is comprised of 5 members:
1. One woman in a Senior Management Role
3. Three members will be from across different departments in the country program.
4. A fifth member who is an external expert in harassment, sexual exploitation or abuse.
All Safeguarding Committees will ensure that there is diversity and equal gender representation on the committee. The Safeguarding Committee will be responsible for informing and training all staff in safeguarding, PSEA and harassment policies and procedures. They will also be responsible for receiving and investigating any safeguarding complaints, including PSEA. The Safeguarding Committees will be trained in all of the Safeguarding policies as well as reporting and investigations.
The Safeguarding Committee will also be provided with specialised psychological first aid training so that they are able to offer appropriate support as required.
Confidentiality of Complaint
VarYox will protect the confidentiality of sexual exploitation and abuse allegations to the greatest extent possible in order to protect the integrity of the investigation and prevent embarrassment, further discrimination or harassment, or retaliation. Confidential or sensitive information obtained by any staff member during the course of an investigation shall not be disclosed to others unless required by law. Concerns of individuals regarding confidentiality of information provided by them will be handled as sensitively as possible, and information shall not unnecessarily be disclosed to others.
VarYox cannot guarantee, however, complete confidentiality, because the organisation cannot conduct an effective investigation without revealing certain information to the alleged perpetrator and potential witnesses. VarYox will share information about allegations of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment only with those who need to know about it. Records relating to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment complaints will also be kept confidential on the same basis.

Our Team

Azer Memmedli aka Azy

Illustrator

Vasif Karim

Designer

Shahin Aliyev

Designer

Azad Ali

Videography

Dadash Musayev

Video Editor

Vusal Rahim

Artist, Project Manager of "Cultural Intent"

Hasan Agha

VJ/Reporter

Matlab Baghirov

Art Coordinator

Lesley Gray

Creative Consultant

Javid Agha

Content Manager

Sitara Ibrahimbayli

Founder / Creative Director

Malak Bayramli

Coordinator

Nargiz Mammadzada

Coordinator