Rize Awareness Raising Seminar
14 May, 2014 - Rize, Turkey

Currently 5 awareness raising seminars were implemented under the Project with an average of 250 participants in each seminar. With the 6th Awareness Raising Seminar in Rize, realised on 14th of May 2014, the participants had the opportunity again 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.

The topics under the seminar include the factors in “Domestic Violence against Women”, the aspects of violence, legislative improvements, and application mechanisms. These 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. 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 and local media.