2005-2006 Raising Awareness of Women in the East and Southeast Regions of Turkey

Project Name

Preparation of TV Programmes Regarding Women Rights in the Eastern Southeastern Turkey for Raising Awareness of Women 




12 months

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Adıyaman, Urfa, Batman, Diyarbakır, Mardin ve Şırnak

Parties Concerned


Project Summary

The project has the purpose of raising awareness on the socio-economical problems of the women in the Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia by creating awareness on women for the reason that it will lead to the economic independence from their family, and which will also result in gaining higher status in their community.

 The first phase of the project is the preparation of TV programs in a regional TV channel during four months. These programs were taken over in order to create public sensitivity on the societal problems of the female household and to exhibit them successful female entrepreneurs. All those efforts aim to pave the way of understanding the existing potential of female entrepreneurship in the region. There are monthly themes; such as violence and woman; democracy and woman, using social rights entrepreneurship for economic independence.

 As an important tool for the measurement of raised awareness targeted by the project, a seminar is organized by the related NGO at the end of each 4 programs which have the same social theme; the scale of female participants along with a survey for each seminar with a minimum of 20 female help to understand the influence created by the programs.

 In the final process, results of surveys were analyzed; data acquired was discussed in a final meeting with NGOs. After the preparation of the final report, the whole project is presented and published as book and also, a CD, which covers the highlights of TV programs, were made and distributed.