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Take Five: "Private sector must plan a transition and transformation culture to establish equal opportunities for women and men"

Friday, April 9, 2021

Tüpraş, the largest industrial company in Turkey and a supporter of the HeForShe-Fenerbahçe Sports Club partnership, continues to be an exemplary role model for ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment together with UN Women Turkey. General Manager of Tüpraş İbrahim Yelmenoğlu, spoke to UN Women about the private sector’s role and Tüpraş’s roadmap for ensuring equality and women’s empowerment.

An interactive map helps municipalities in building gender-responsive services in Turkey

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UN Women launched a gender-responsive interactive tool called the Purple Map for the women of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The Map, which is an easy-to-use guide that shows women centres, day care centres and gender-responsive municipal services of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, aims to make the city safer for women.

Statement by UN Women on Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

Saturday, March 20, 2021

UN Women reiterates the concerns expressed by the United Nations in Turkey and other partners regarding Turkey’s announced termination of being a party to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the “Istanbul Convention”). We urge Turkey to reconsider its withdrawal.

The European Commission and UN Women boost their partnership to address the rise in violence against women amid the pandemic in the Western Balkans

Friday, February 26, 2021

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the European Commission and UN Women take a strong step forward in their commitment to end the shadow pandemic of violence against women.

UN Women strengthens the gender responsiveness of the Syrian refugee resilience programmes in Turkey

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

To strengthen the gender perspective in the critical Regional Refugee Resilience Plan in Turkey, UN Women recently delivered gender and refugee response trainings together with partner UN Agencies.

In the words of Aşkın Asan: “We are committed to making a difference in rural women’s lives every day of the year”

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Professor Aşkın Asan is a member of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO). Previously, Professor Asan was the Deputy Minister of Family and Social Policies in Turkey.

Take Five: “We must make sure the women and girls with disabilities are consulted and heard”

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Ana Peláez Narváez is the first woman with disabilities elected as a member of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

I am Generation Equality: Janine Shepherd, aerobatic pilot, author, resilience expert

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Janine Shephard, once one of Australia's most promising cross-country skiers, talks about her journey from being paralyzed after a grave incident to becoming an acrobatic pilot.

HeForShe Turkey and GQ Magazine Turkey launch podcast series packed with inspirational talks and important discussions on gender equality

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The podcast series is part of initiatives launched under UN Women’s Media Compact partnership with GQ Magazine Turkey and aims to raise awareness on gender equality, break down gender stereotypes, and address the role of men and boys in achieving gender equality. With three episodes published so far, the podcast series will continue to discuss unspoken subjects in 2021.

Women activists from the Western Balkans and Turkey determined to change the way they prevent violence against migrant women

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Woman walking at the refugee reception centre Tabanovce, Macedonian-Serbian border, 26 April 2016. The fence of the centre has been broken. Photo: Mirjana Nedeva On the occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December, more than 80 women activists and representatives of line ministries, civil society and academia from the Western Balkans and Turkey came together to discuss ways to prevent and respond to violence against women migrants at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to...

Turkey's first open-air lighting installation exhibition, ‘Light the Dark’ illuminates Istanbul for gender equality

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Initiated by UN Women Turkey, the ‘Light the Dark’ Exhibition first opened to visitors in November 2019 in Ankara, Turkey's capital, with a call for a world free from violence against women and girls. This year, five of the exhibited works were displayed at Maçka Park, İstanbul, as part of the ‘İstanbul the Lights’ project organized by Contemporary Istanbul, also İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Art, Culture and Education Foundation. Created by...

A journey of stories told by refugee and local women: The ‘Light the Dark’ Photography Exhibition goes online

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

UN Women Turkey recently kicked-off the ‘Light the Dark’ Online Photography Exhibition, displaying the works of more than 100 refugee and local women, along with pieces by Colombian and Palestinian students who led the project.

Expert’s Take: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the fragility of the achievements of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Zeliha Ünaldı, the Programmes Manager of UN Women Turkey, talks about her experience of participating in the Fourth World Conference on Women.

Fenerbahce Sports Club in Turkey drives powerful campaign with the message, #ZeroTolerance on violence against women

Monday, December 14, 2020

HeForShe Turkey partner Fenerbahçe Sports Club, one of the biggest sports clubs in Turkey, drove a powerful campaign for this years’ 16 Days of Activism to raise awareness and call for the elimination of violence against women and girls by demanding #ZeroTolerance.

Ana Šaćipović: Building a bridge between two worlds

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Ana Šaćipović is a social worker from Serbia who advocates for the rights of Roma women, fighting prejudice and discrimination. In 2005, she founded the Osvit (Dawn) Roma Association, an NGO which supports and promotes women's interests throughout the community and beyond.

Lyubov Vorontsova: Fighting the stigma surrounding people living with HIV in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Thirty-five year-old Lyubov Vorontsova from Kazakhstan has been living with HIV for 15 years. While learning to live a full life and to overcome her own fears, she began to teach and help others.

UN Women Turkey spotlights cyber violence and raises awareness on the issue through innovative campaign

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign, UN Women Turkey invites everyone to join an online solidarity action against gender based cyber-violence. The aim is to collect one million fireflies to light the dark, while raising awareness on the issue through an interactive quiz.

Yaroslava Kravchenko: A Ukrainian theatre director using the power of performance to take on gender-based violence

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Yaroslava Kravchenko is a theatre director in Ukraine and founder of the Wild Theatre – a performance company that takes on critical social issues with the goal of making meaningful and lasting change in Ukrainian society.

Hand over the mic to: Aras Kocaoğlan, Turkey

Monday, November 16, 2020

Aras Kocaoğlan is a marketing manager and the founder of the Instagram account, Turkish Dictionary, that reaches around 400,000 Turkish and international followers. Alongside UN Women, Kocaoğlan sparks conversations on social media about commonly used Turkish proverbs and expressions that discriminate against women and girls.

Small grants help women in Turkey survive violence and heal its wounds

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Survivors of violence in Turkey share their experiences and how they have found peace through psychological counselling offered during the COVID-19 pandemic by women-led organizations supported under UN Women’s Small Grants programme.

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