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Access to Justice for Women in the Kurdish Regions

 
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Summary

We provide local advocates & women’s groups with trainings & support to raise awareness among women of their rights & how to access the justice system & ensure that these rights are protected.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the struggle for human rights in Turkey, Kurdish women suffer from double-discrimination, particularly in rural areas, & face barriers that prevent them from accessing the justice system available to them. They face harassment & violence from both in public life & within the home & are often discouraged from filing complaints against perpetrators of domestic violence & other offences because of a lack of awareness of their rights, or a fear of not being taken seriously.

How will this project solve this problem?

KHRP trains human rights defenders, advocates & civil society representatives & gives them tools to train others & raise awareness. Human rights abuses against women are investigated & reported on. KHRP also observes domestic trials against women.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will encourage women & men’s participation in the protection and promotion of women’s rights. It will facilitate women to understand their rights, gain redress for human rights violations and ultimately seeks to prevent abuses occurring.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Kurdish Human Rights Project

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
http://www.khrp.org

Project Leader

Saniye Karakas

Legal Associate
London, United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Access to Justice for Women in the Kurdish Regions
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