The Trailer of ‘Coastliners’ produced under the project.
"Technical Assistance for Support to the Local Human Rights Boards and Women’s Rights Awareness Project” is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.
Technical Assistance for Support the Local Human Rights Boards and Women’s Rights Awareness Project
19 September 2014 - 19 September 2016
Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey (THREI)
Central Finance and Contract Unit (CFCU)
2.498.000 Euros €
Consortium Responsible for the Implementation of the Project:
Under the leadership of Project Group; German International Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH-International Services), GOPA Turkey, GOPA International
Full compliance of human rights actually enjoyed by Turkish citizens and the civil society as a whole with principles and practices in accordance with the highest standards indicated by the prominent international instruments that Turkey is a party to.
Specific Objectives :
· To improve the standards of human rights violation investigations and the process of taking human rights violation applications.
· To raise awareness among society on human rights.
· To promote women’s participation to social, economic and cultural life.
· To implement effectively the necessary measures to prevent domestic violence and honour killings.
· To improve the communication and coordination between the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey and the Local Human Rights Boards.
· To encourage the participation of local NGOs in particular into the activities of Human Rights Boards.
Human Rights Component of the Project focused on setting the standards of complaints and on monitoring the situation of human rights at the central and local level, including provinces and sub-provinces. While setting those standards in order to form a solid baseline for human rights in Turkey, trainings are delivered for capacity-building of Turkish Human Rights and Equality Institution and Provincial and Sub-Provincial Human Rights Boards in the field of human rights violations. Great importance is given to form a structured ground for increasing the capacity of Turkish Human Rights and Equality Institution and Provincial and Sub-Provincial Human Rights Boards.
Under the human rights component, activities were carried out to set the standards for complaints and investigation relating to human rights violations, while trainings were delivered to contribute to the capacity building of HREIT and Local Human Rights Boards.
In this regard;
With the aim of setting of the standards for the procedures related to human rights violations, the current situation was assessed through field visits, initial guidance and focus group meetings; and after identification of the needs, two sets of workshops and roundtable meetings were held with participation of 180 members representing Local Human Rights Boards.
The trainings were addressed to the members and desk staff of the Local Human Rights Boards, and focused on fundamental rights and freedoms, human rights violations and procedures for evaluating claims. 454 representatives from 10 provinces, Samsun, Bursa, Trabzon, Eskişehir, Konya, İstanbul, Antalya, Ankara, İzmir, Adana, were reached through the training program.
The two main activities of this component aim at training of Human Rights Boards members and the community leaders at the central and local level, including provinces and sub-provinces. Training seminars are mainly focused on women’s rights but also children’s rights as well as the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants will be taken into consideration. In addition to members of LHRBs, community leaders such as headmen (muhtar), imams, school teachers and other professionals that play a key role within the society will be trained in order to raise awareness and disseminate the information on human rights, women’s rights, and how to take violation applications at the local level.
Under this Component, seminars on women’s rights were organized for the members, desk staff and chief clerks of Local Human Rights Boards, touching also upon topics such as children’s rights, refugee rights, rights of asylum seekers. 1176 people from 20 provinces, Samsun, Mardin, Bursa, Siirt, Zonguldak, Ankara, Gaziantep, Çorum, Adana, Antalya, Nevşehir, Malatya, Muş, İstanbul, Konya, İzmir, Afyonkarahisar, Trabzon, Sakarya, Erzincan, were reached through the seminars.
Headmen (muhtar), primary health care professionals, school counsellors and teachers of public training centres and religious officials, that were identified as community leaders, were involved in 10 training events. Through these trainings 565 persons identified as community leaders were reached.
Wealthy content of the trainings referring to European Union documents, national and international agreements, constitutional and legislative aspects besides civil law, penal code and several directives.
The Communication Component was aimed at raising public awareness about human rights violations, particularly women’s rights and children’s rights, and at conveying the messages of the Project to the target groups through different means of communication.
The Project was officially inaugurated at the “Conference on Gender Equality within the context of Women Rights” organized on April 29, 2016, at CerModern Arts Centre in Ankara with the participation of 146 people.
Schools and relevant bodies and institutions were visited and matters relating to human rights were discussed, together with the organisation of drawing and photography contests across Turkey, the shooting of a full-length movie consisting of 5 different short stories, and the production of several animation movies in different formats as well as 7 spot films.
To provide information about children’s rights and what to do in case of rights violations to the 3rd and 4th grade students in the age group of 9-11, 10 selected primary schools in Altındağ and Çankaya districts of Ankara were visited with the presence of child development experts, during which brochures were also distributed. Face-to-face meetings were held with around 1000 students.
Gender Equality Panels were organized in collaboration with non-governmental organizations in 10 provinces, İstanbul, İzmir, Çanakkale, Mersin, Aydın, Yozgat, Gaziantep, Bursa, Trabzon, Ankara, with a view to raising public awareness about human rights, including primarily women’s rights. Around 1057 people participated in the panels. Relevant non-governmental organizations were also visited in the same provinces.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Friday, November 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015