Turkey ranks 130th among 153 countries on the World Economic Forum the Global Gender Gap 2019 Index. Women in Turkey are widely exposed to physical, economic, psychological, sexual, and verbal violence. We believe that gender-based violence is a violation of human rights, and we are convinced that this problem concerns the whole society.
We strive to ensure gender-based equality and prevent all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination. Expressing that gender-based violence is a violation of the fundamental human rights and it is the result of the unbalanced power relations between women and men; we stand against all kinds of gender-based violence, (i.e., physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological violence), and cultural inequalities in the private and public spheres. For this reason, we take steps to raise awareness about eliminating the factors that produce and reinforce violence and inequality in society.
We support policies that will facilitate women's access to fundamental rights and freedoms. We call for a transformation based on gender equality and an active participation model in all areas of social life, especially in the fields of education, politics, business life, and health so that women and girls can lead a life worthy of human dignity.
We support collaborations that serve women empowerment. We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which offer a guideline for tackling global economic, social, and environmental problems. We adopt a public-private sector partnership model to ensure the 5th Goal - Gender Equality, developed to eliminate all kinds of discrimination against women and girls.