/ Challenge Overall objective: promotion of human rights of women in the rural areas. Specific objective: protection of social and economic rights of the most vulnerable rural women in five districts of Rasht region. Action aims to achieve capacity building and empowerment of the most vulnerable groups of women in rural Rasht: women who face domestic violence, local women-entrepreneurs, who cannot develop their small business to become economically independent and gain respect and recognition of community members and unofficial wives. Unofficial wives are described as women, whose marriage is not registered officially for several reasons, women who under the community pressure became second or third wife of men and does not have legal proof of their marriages. These three categories of women are most exposed to human rights violation risks and less protected socially in rural Rasht. Why social and economic rights? Rural women do mainly non-reimbursable job at home and farm fields. So, not bringing cash money home they are considered to be economically dependent from their male family members. From the other hand women, who dared to register their own business do not make progress because of lack of access to economic resources and unfair/illegal treatment of local authorities. Decision Action improves social-economic situation of all target groups vulnerable rural women by offering them free legal and psychological assistance, enhances capacity of 660 rural women by training them on the topics, which they particularly need and providing them with the necessary printed information to make them able in future to solve their human rights problems independently. Also there will be conducted 15 public meetings in the level of rural communities, where 900 people will be involved in discussions related to violation of women rights. This activity helps to widely circulate the topical information and involve all related rural actors in dialogue to reduce level of infringement of human rights when that concerns rights of certain categories of rural women. To provide sustainability of the action project team plans to develop and publish 2500 copies of brochure “Frequently asked questions on women rights” at the end of the project, which combines experience of dealing with women issues gained during the action.