Gender Equality Fund

Gender Equality Fund

Gender Equality Fund is supporting new and innovative projects, campaign and advocacy activities and institutional development of women’s and LGBTI+ organisations.

We have supported the following charities to date:

We will stop Femicides Platform (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu)

We Will Stop Femicide Platform works to eliminate violence against women and femicide in Turkey. The platform collects and shares monthly data on murders of women in Turkey, which has been increasing every year. In addition, they monitor court cases on femicide, violence against women and sexual abuse of women and organize public awareness campaigns on these cases.

Flying Broom Foundation, Ankara (Uçan Süpürge Vakfı)

Flying Broom Foundation has played a significant role in building solidarity in the women’s movement by bringing together women’s organisations from different cities in Regional Meetings.  Flying Broom Foundation organises International Women’s Film Festival which screens films from women directors, invites women directors and actresses from all around the world every year and held Women Directors’ and Producers’ Meeting in Turkey.

The Sunflower Women Association (Günebakan Kadın Derneği)

The Sunflower Women Association (Günebakan Kadın Derneği), based in Mersin, aims to ensure equal rights, responsibilities, and participation in society for women by working on domestic violence, women’s health, education of children on gender, women participation in municipal mechanisms and gender equality in municipalities. The association also works on women’s human rights, women’s participation in the working life, and the areas for opportunities.

Kazdağı Association for the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Resources (Kazdağı Doğal ve Kültürel Varlıkları Koruma Derneği)

Kazdağı Association for the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Resources (Kazdağı Doğal ve Kültürel Varlıkları Koruma Derneği), was established by environmental activists all around Turkey with an aim to protect natural, historical and cultural resources in Kazdağı region and its surroundings by carrying out various projects and advocacy activities. Promoting ecological agriculture and clean energy production, prevention of all of damages and pollution in the natural environment due to industrialization, mining and urbanization activities are among the goals of the association.