Four civil society organisations awarded grants to increase women’s legal awareness in Turkey

Katie R. Ochoa

Inside the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its motion “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey”, the Council of Europe released a contact for CSOs for their assignments proposals concentrating on assist and empowering girls as legal rights-holders, specifically individuals from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, this sort of as ladies victims of violence and refugee girls. In this scope, four proposals of nicely-set up and experienced civil modern society organisations (CSOs) ended up selected to provide monetary aid for their initiatives to increase recognition and authorized literacy among the women to declare their legal rights and entry to justice and services as equivalent citizens.

The chosen CSOs and their jobs are as follows:

1- Soroptimist International (SI) of Turkey – Türkiye Soroptimist Kulupleri (İş ve Meslek Kadınları Dernekleri) Federasyonu:

The proposal submitted by this federation aims to increase women’s legal literacy in a few primary themes: women’s human legal rights and combating gender-primarily based violence women’s financial rights and relatives law. 500 gals in eight provinces (Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Denizli, Eskişehir, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Mersin and Zonguldak) will be offered gamified schooling (progressive schooling programmes by way of game titles) and session periods to offer authorized data to women of all ages about their legal rights and obtainable justice mechanisms to develop their authorized literacy. A legal literacy campaign will also be conducted through social media with posts and videos.

2- The Basis for Women’s Solidarity (FWS) – Kadın Dayanışma Vakfı:

The Foundation’s proposal focuses on increasing the capacity of Girls Counselling Centre (WCC) of the Basis to offer assistance and info to women victims of violence and on empowering a nationwide network of lawyers for advancing their endeavours to change the legal support program in direction of a gender-responsive, obtainable, and trusted services for ladies in susceptible conditions.

3- The Affiliation of Solidarity with Syrian Refugees in Izmir – İzmir’de Suriyeli Mültecilerle Dayanışma Derneği:

The proposal aims to increase the authorized literacy and legal consciousness of refugee girls — who are among the the susceptible girls group — by way of capability developing and recognition elevating activities, which include improvement of a cellular application, web-site, and their content in the languages of target females (Turkish and Arabic), podcasts, videos and a handbook.

4- Traveling Broom Basis – Uçan Süpürge Vakfı:

The proposal focusing on expanding recognition amongst younger legal experts, and culture in general about the girls’ obtain to justice, difficulties and present boundaries by ability enhancement things to do and digital media campaign.

All earlier mentioned-stated awareness raising activities are prepared to be carried by the CSOs amongst April and November 2022.

This grant programme is presented in just the framework of the action “Fostering women’s obtain to justice in Turkey” being implemented under the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”.

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