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


In just the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action “Fostering women’s entry to justice in Turkey”, the Council of Europe launched a get in touch with for CSOs for their assignments proposals focusing on assist and empowering gals as rights-holders, particularly those from susceptible and deprived groups, this sort of as ladies victims of violence and refugee girls. In this scope, four proposals of perfectly-founded and experienced civil society organisations (CSOs) were chosen to offer monetary support for their initiatives to increase consciousness and lawful literacy amongst gals to declare their legal rights and obtain to justice and solutions as equal citizens.

The selected CSOs and their projects are as follows:

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

The proposal submitted by this federation aims to enhance women’s lawful literacy in three major themes: women’s human rights and combating gender-primarily based violence women’s financial legal rights and loved ones legislation. 500 women of all ages in 8 provinces (Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Denizli, Eskişehir, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Mersin and Zonguldak) will be furnished gamified education (progressive schooling programmes as a result of game titles) and consultation classes to give legal data to girls about their rights and obtainable justice mechanisms to establish their authorized literacy. A legal literacy marketing campaign will also be carried out by social media with posts and videos.

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

The Foundation’s proposal focuses on escalating the capability of Gals Counselling Centre (WCC) of the Basis to deliver help and data to gals victims of violence and on empowering a nationwide community of attorneys for advancing their attempts to renovate the legal support program in the direction of a gender-responsive, available, and dependable service for women in susceptible predicaments.

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

The proposal aims to increase the authorized literacy and lawful recognition of refugee females — who are among the vulnerable ladies group — through ability making and awareness raising functions, together with improvement of a mobile software, site, and their written content in the languages of goal girls (Turkish and Arabic), podcasts, movies and a handbook.

4- Flying Broom Basis – Uçan Süpürge Vakfı:

The proposal concentrating on rising consciousness amid young legal specialists, and modern society in common about the girls’ access to justice, troubles and present obstacles by means of capacity advancement activities and digital media marketing campaign.

All previously mentioned-pointed out consciousness increasing functions are planned to be carried by the CSOs involving April and November 2022.

This grant programme is furnished in the framework of the motion “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” getting executed less than the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”.


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