Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence. A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policy makers in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The policy paper and its executive summary,  Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence. A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policy makers in the Western Balkans and Turkey, aims to serve national policy makers and women’s NGOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey as a …

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Capacity-Building Training 2021

The two-day CSSP Capacity Building Training,  “Strengthening the capacities of women’s CSOs and national stakeholders for policy advocacy, knowledge-based expansion and partnership facilitation on sexual violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey” was organized by the Civil Society Strengthening Platform (CSSP) to promote good practice standards in supporting victims of sexual violence, amongst women’s specialist …

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Women’s Experience of Struggle in the Grip of Pandemic and Violence – Pandemi ve Şiddet Kıskacında Kadın Mücadelesi Deneyimleri

The Foundation for Women’s Solidarity reported the applications made by women who were subjected to violence to the women’s counseling center from March, when the pandemic began, with a study titled “Women’s Experience of Struggle in the Grip of Pandemic and Violence“. The narratives of 360 women who reached the center by phone and e-mail …

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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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