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Eu and Turkey Work To Stop Violence Against Women

Last Update 11.06.2012

As part of joint efforts by the European Union and Turkey to enhance women’s rights in Turkey, proposals are being sought in 24 Turkish provinces to support NGOs in combating violence against women. The deadline for applications is 27 July 2012.

The European Union is supporting Turkey’s efforts to advance gender equality and women’s rights, in particular by contributing to the implemention of the  relevant provisions of the Law on Municipalities. Under an initiative launched today, €2.97 million will be available to strengthen local and national NGOs in stopping violence against women, foster networking among NGOs, and promote partnerships with local authorities that offer services to women.

The projects will be implemented in Adana, Afyon, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Çanakkale, Denizli, Düzce, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Isparta, İstanbul, İzmir, Kırşehir, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Mersin, Nevşehir, Sakarya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa and Trabzon.

The grant projects under this call for proposals will contribute to making available quality violence protection services in the 24 cities by assisting women who were subject to domestic violence. The projects will also support local authorities in actively promoting women’s rights, as they are the agencies closest to the public in seeking effective solutions that promote gender equality in the country.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) General Directorate of Local Authorities is responsible for the technical implementation of the programme. The Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU), as the contracting authority, will be responsible for the administrative and financial implementation.

Any questions or clarification requests on the grant programme and application procedures should be submitted to of the contracting authority no later than 16:00 on 27 July 2012.

Applicant guidelines and the grant application package can be downloaded from

For further information, please contact the Delegation:

Figen Tunçkanat, Tel.: (+90 312) 459 87 00


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