Yozgat Awareness Raising Seminar
27 February, 2014 - Grand Ser Hotel, Yozgat

162 participants attended the seminar, including the Governor and the seminar was implemented in two sessions where participants had the opportunity to share their experiences and problems for coordination mechanisms as well as real life experience of the participants who witnessed violence against women. Like with all the awareness raising seminars, questions on the issue of cooperation and coordination on combating violence against women for the interactive and participatory debate session were realized.

Coordination and Awareness Raising Seminars in the Project

These seminars are planned for 30 cities and include topics such as the factors in “Domestic Violence against Women”, aspects of violence, legislative improvements, and application mechanisms. Awareness Raising Seminars aimed the enhancement of cooperation between the Gendarmerie General Command, NGOs and relevant institutions on prevention of domestic violence, development of a sustainable local coordination, reporting, and service delivery and finally to increase the awareness among Gendarmerie personnel as well as public at large on violence against women issues. With this regard, the first three seminars were organized in Yozgat, Zonguldak and Konya, all of which draw considerable attention. The participants of the seminars were representatives from Governorates, Provincial Directories of the related ministries such as Family and Social Development, education, labour, health, police, GGC, law enforcement, bar associations, NGOs, local media, etc.