Women's participation to labor force and employment remains a fundamental issue in Turkey. Unemployment is a major obstacle to women's economic independence. It plays a significant role in the deepening and sharpening of gender inequalities. Not getting hired and unemployment also play an important role in women's rights violations. Working in an income-generating job empowers women and increases their own and therefore their families' welfare.
The specific objectives of our project are as follows:
1- Ensuring exchange of information between the civil society organizations in Turkey and the European Union regarding women-friendly cities and how women's civil society organizations address "women with disabilities",
2- Establishing a "women in local governance e-platform",
3- Informing the representatives of Rize-Fındıklı and Ordu-Gülyalı municipalities and local Women's CSOs about women-friendly cities,
4- Informing the Turkish public about the European Union and European Union citizens about Turkey.