|Foundation For Women’s Solidarity: Raising Awareness of Women’s NGOs Regarding Disabilities|
Grantee: Foundation for Women’s Solidarity
Purpose: Empowering Women’s NGOs in Middle Anatolia to work in the field of women with disabilities
Location: Ankara, Cankiri, Eskisehir, Nevsehir, Kirikkale
Grant Amount: 189.581 TL
Partner: Association of Women with Disabilities
Period: 15 April 2011-15 April 2012
The support center of the foundation has been receiving several requests from women with disabilities. Women’s NGOs lack capacity and knowledge to address the problems of women with disabilities and therefore cannot provide the needed services. (Foundation for Women’s Solidarity, 2011)
In Ankara, Cankiri, Eskisehir, Nevsehir, Kirikkale:
Women’s NGOs will develop a new vision and add the lens of “Disability” to their work.
Following the workshop a more detailed meeting was organized in Ankara to discuss specific needs of different disability groups among women.
17 women participated in the pilot workshop in Ankara and finalized the content for Cankiri, Nevsehir, Kirikkale and Eskisehir.
“The workshop met my expectations. It was very informative and effective to come together with women with disabilities and listen to their experiences.”
Meeting Participant , Ankara
’’The workshop enabled us to work in groups with women from diverse backgrounds and raised our awareness on disability. This is a very good start!”
Workshop Participant, Ankara