Konya Awareness Raising Seminar
08 April, 2014 - Dedeman Hotel, Konya

With the participation of Governor and high level representatives from local authorities, and district governorships, the total number of participants reached more 400 in Konya which is the double the amount foreseen, showing the high level of interest to the project activities and to these seminars by various institutions such as bars, health, education, and religion as well as public.

The participants had the opportunity to share their experiences and problems, as well as presenting solutions. Questions on the issue of cooperation and coordination on combating violence against women for the interactive and participatory debate session were realized.

A discussion session in Konya Awareness Raising Seminar with over 400 participants. 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.