Empowering Access to Justice for Women

Project Summary
Grantee : Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation
Purpose : Empowering access mechanisms to justice for women subjected to violence and discrimination by increasing quality in legal assistance
Location : Bursa, Eskişehir, İstanbul, Trabzon
Grant Amount : 186.340 TL
Project Partner : İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center
Period : 16 July 2018 - 12 July 2019
Status : Continues
Project Year : 2018


Women are subjected to violence and discrimination based on gender both in Turkey and the world. Although legal regulations exist in Turkey, some discriminative approaches continue in the application of these regulations. Increasing knowledge and awareness of lawyers registered to legal assistance offices, may increase the access to justice for women subjected to violence and discrimination, and the quality of legal assistance.

Project Goals

  • A training program will be designed about international standards and national legislations concerning women’s rights.
  • Bars in Bursa, Eskişehir, İstanbul and Trabzon will be visited and groups of 25 lawyers will be formed in each city.
  • 100 lawyers registered to legal assistance offices will be trained on legislations concerning violence against women.


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