|Mother Child Education Foundation: Empowering Young Women in Rural Areas|
Grantee: Mother Child Education Foundation
Purpose: Empowering young women in rural areas
Locations: Adana, Icel
Grant Amount: 152,306 TL
Project Partner: Adana Women’s Solidarity Center; Education Department of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and LivestockPeriod: 14 July 2014 – 13 July 2015
Women living in rural areas are among the most disadvantaged groups in terms of education and labor force participation. Early marriages and domestic violence are more common in rural areas compared to urban places. Women are not aware of their rights and therefore cannot use them.
"When I heard about ACEV’s program, I felt very happy. Because previously, civil society used to focus its activities on women living in urban areas only. We had been working with them all the time. It often felt like telling them what they already knew. So when I first heard about the Up Hill and Down Dale Program, I said “Wait, where are these hills and dales?” Yes we have been neglecting the rural for so long. I'm really impressed to be a trainer in the countryside."
"In terms of child discipline, what we had learnt from previous generations and our own upbringing was to discipline them harshly so that they would obey our rules. But after this course, we learnt that we should discipline our children by making eye contact, talking, practicing and standing behind what we said."