Launch of a new project on women’s access to justice in Turkey

Ankara 11/10/2021
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On 1 October 2021, the Council of Europe Gender Equality Division in co-operation with the Council of Europe Office in Ankara began implementing the new action “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey under the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022.

The action aims to strengthen women's access to justice in Turkey in line with international and European standards. It will contribute to improving the gender responsiveness of legal aid and victim support services to effectively respond to the needs of women, enhancing legal aid access for women through working with legal aid lawyers and civil society and increasing legal literacy and awareness among women, especially groups of women in vulnerable situation.

The action will run for 15 months from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2022.