UN Women Project for Turkish Women

The organization is currently seeking proposals for a project to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Turkey. That are working to promote women’s rights and gender equality. The goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of CSOs to advocate for women’s rights. Gender equality and to engage in multi-stakeholder collaboration to achieve these goals.

They have experience working on issues related to women’s rights and gender equality. The project will be implemented in Turkey over a period of 36 months.

Download the application guidelines. The deadline for submitting proposals is 17 June.

The UN Women project “Strengthening the Capacities of NGOs and Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for the Promotion of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey”.  Aims to contribute to the transformation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) towards gender equality and women’s rights in Turkey.

The project, which will be implemented between April 2021 and March 2024 with the support of the European Union. It will provide resources to improve the rights of women and girls in Turkey. In line with national and international commitments, and will aim to increase the capacity of NGOs working on women’s rights.  Gender equality. The project will focus on four main priorities: ending violence against women and girls. Economic empowerment of women, ensuring women’s leadership and participation in climate action, and supporting the transformative role of young people in achieving gender equality.

The budget range for this project is $100,000 to $150,000, and the application deadline is June 17, 2022.

What are the rights of women in Turkey?

In Turkey, women have the right to vote, to run for political office, and to receive an education. However, women in Turkey still face significant challenges and discrimination. Particularly in the areas of gender-based violence and economic inequality.

The Turkish government has ratified various international human rights conventions. That protect the rights of women. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Istanbul Convention. Which is a Council of Europe treaty that provides legal standards to prevent and combat violence against women. Despite these commitments, women in Turkey continue to experience high rates of gender-based violence.

Domestic violence, and face barriers to accessing justice and obtaining protection from abuse. In addition, women in Turkey often face discrimination in the workplace.  The UN Women project mentioned earlier aims to address some of these issues and support the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey.

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