CSSP News: Partners release videos on how to find help in Western Balkans and Turkey

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide and the measures imposed by national governments to contain the spread of the virus, CSSP partners have reported an increase in cases of domestic violence (consequently of intimate partner violence) and an increase in the number of calls to women’s helplines. Victims of violence are exposed …

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Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination: Syrian Women Living in Ankara – Toplumsal Cinsiyet Temelli Şiddet ve Ayrımcılık: Ankara’da Yaşayan Suriyeli Kadınların Deneyimleri

The research report titled “Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination: Syrian Women Living in Ankara” was published by the Foundation for Women’s Solidarity. The report, based on the data obtained from surveys, focus group study, and in-depth interviews with Syrian women, aims to make the violence and gender inequality that refugee women experience due to being women …

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177 Women’s and LGBTI+ Organizations Called on Government to Take Urgent Action, as the Bill Releasing Convicts Came Into Force

Women’s and LGBTI+ organizations in Turkey released a statement after the Turkish government passed the “Law no. 5275 amending the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures and Other Laws”, known as the penal execution bill which entered into force on the 15th of April 2020. Although it was prepared long before the …

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CSSP News: Mapping on sexual violence services in the Western Balkans and Turkey Executive summary is now published!

December 9th, 2019 – The ‘Mapping on sexual violence services in the Western Balkans and Turkey’ Executive summary aims at providing an overview of the services specifically supporting victims of sexual violence in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. International legislation calls for adequate support services for victims of sexual …

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CSSP News: Premier of partner video “Collaborating towards an effective implementation of the Istanbul Convention”

CSSP partners have successfully cooperated since 2017 to contribute to the effective implementation of the Istanbul Convention in their region. As one of the last collaborations of the project, they created a video to illustrate the effectiveness of their cooperation.

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Civil society organizations prepared alternative report on the progress towards Sustainable Development Goals – Sivil toplum örgütleri Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri’ne yönelik ilerlemeler hakkında alternatif rapor yayınladı

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were reviewed at the UN High Level Political Forum on 09-18 July. The SDG, adopted in 2015, consists of 17 objectives, which are intended to be achieved by 2030, and progress towards these goals is reviewed through voluntary reports from countries. After the presentation of Turkey’s second country report by …

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More than 10,000 people signed the campaign for women’s right to alimony – Kadınların nafaka hakkını savunan kampanya 10.000’den fazla imza topladı

More than 10,000 people signed the petition started on June 12 with the call of Alimony Rights Women’s Platform. According to the Turkish Civil Code, alimony can be given to the party that will fall into poverty in case of divorce regardless of gender. However, the right to alimony, which in practice is benefited mostly …

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