Civil Society Dialogue Program VI

Civil Society Dialog for Strong Women Project

Women in Local Governance E-platform

Bizde variz Derneği
Who We Are


The Association of Women's Movement in Rural Areas was founded in 2010. The short name of the association is "BİZ DE VARIZ", meaning "We are here, too".

The aim of the BİZ DE VARIZ Association is to realize, enhance, research, and assess the human rights of the women living in the rural areas of the Black Sea Region; protect them from rights violations; prevent violations; identify violations; improve women's access to public services with all the actions to provide them with legal support and assistance in the event of violations or where it is otherwise necessary; raise the social, economic, and political status of women; raise awareness and develop capacity against gender discrimination and violation; and enable the participation of women in economy, hence promoting women's employment.

BİZ DE VARIZ Association has implemented many projects with the support of various reputable international organizations such as, primary among them, the European Union (EU), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN), the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI),the British Embassy in Ankara, the Swiss Embassy, Freedom House, and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).