Access to Justice for Women in the Kurdish Regions

by Kurdish Human Rights Project


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.
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


Human Rights In the Kurdish Regions of Turkey

Organization Information

Kurdish Human Rights Project

Location: London, Greater London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Kurdish Human Rights Project
Project Leader:
Saniye Karakas
Legal Associate
London, United Kingdom

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