|Women for Women’s Human Rights Association: We Stand Up for Our Rights|
Grantee: Women for Women’s Human Rights Association
Purpose: Raising women’s awareness about their rights
Location: Ağrı, Antalya, Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Giresun, Hakkari, İstanbul, İzmir, Kıbrıs, Muş, Ordu, Şanlıurfa, Trabzon
Grant Amount: 200.020 TL
Partner: Women Association of Van, Izmir Women Solidarity FoundationPeriod: 8 July 2013 – 7 July 2014
Women are disadvantaged in many areas, ranging from literacy and schooling to employment and political participation. Besides, their rights are being violated, especially through early forced marriages and violence. This situation arises mostly from the lack of awareness of women about their legal rights.
"Many women were able to stop physical violence to a great extent after becoming more aware of their rights. 60% of women put an end to domestic violence, 35% returned school, 33% started to work in a paid job, 7% set up their own business. The program not only put an end to the violation of women’s rights, but also guided women to adopt a better approach towards their children. 94% of the participants became more self-confident and 89% became more influential on domestic decisions. In order to raise their voice more women should know that they are not alone."
"The training program’s magic wand, lights the way of women who cannot see their front and left alone in dark. The program makes women feel they are not alone. It helps them discuss their solutions, increase their awareness, reminds them of their rights and unites them in a common ground."