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 motion “Fostering women’s obtain to justice in Turkey”, the Council of Europe picked 4 proposals from well-proven and knowledgeable civil modern society organisations (CSOs) to deliver monetary support for their initiatives to increase awareness and lawful literacy amid girls to declare their legal rights and entry to justice and expert services as equal citizens. The motion released a connect with for CSOs for their projects focusing on assistance and empowering girls as rights-holders, specially these from susceptible and disadvantaged groups, these types of as girls victims of violence and refugee women of all ages.

The selected CSOs and their projects are as follows:

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

The proposal submitted by the federation aims to boost women’s lawful literacy in 3 key themes: women’s human rights and combating gender-based mostly violence women’s economic rights and family law. 500 ladies in eight provinces (Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Denizli, Eskişehir, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Mersin and Zonguldak) will be offered gamified education (revolutionary instruction programmes by means of game titles) and session sessions to provide legal info to women of all ages about their rights and accessible justice mechanisms to acquire their legal literacy. A authorized literacy campaign will also be conducted through social media with posts and video clips.

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

The Foundation’s proposal focuses on rising the capacity of Ladies Counselling Centre (WCC) of the Foundation to supply support and facts to women of all ages victims of violence and on empowering a nationwide community of legal professionals in the provinces where by it is most wanted for advancing their initiatives to change the lawful support technique in the direction of a gender-responsive, obtainable, and dependable provider for women in vulnerable situations.

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

The proposal aims to enhance the authorized literacy and legal awareness of refugee women — who are among the vulnerable females group — as a result of potential setting up and recognition increasing routines, like progress of a cellular software, web site, and their material in the languages of concentrate on gals (Turkish and Arabic), podcasts, video clips and a handbook.

 Flying Broom Foundation- Uçan Süpürge Vakfı:

The proposal concentrating on increasing awareness amongst youthful authorized industry experts and culture in basic about the girls’ accessibility to justice, issues and present barriers by ability advancement actions and electronic media campaign.


All earlier mentioned-described consciousness elevating activities are planned to be carried by the CSOs amongst April and November 2022.


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