The social gender focused journalism website against sexism in the sports media, alansavunmasi.org is now online. Alan Savunması protects the rights of women and LGBTI + athletes in its publications and aims to increase the visibility of these individuals by opposing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic approaches in sports as well as all areas of life. We talked with the founder Ali Safa Korkut about the founding purposes and activities of the website.
We talked with the President of the Esenyalı Women's Association Adile Doğan about the activities of the association that they built together with women from the neighborhood, the path the association has taken so far, its impact on women and how it has transformed the neighborhood. Zeynep Yılmaz who works heartily for solutions as well as the detection of problems had also appeared as a guest in our conversation.
Narmanlı Han, which came to the agenda recently with the Gratis sign that was wanted to be hung on the front facade, did not please anyone with its appearance after the restoration. Banu Pekol from the Cultural Heritage Conservation Association, Art Historian Emine Çaykara and Tanpınar Specialist Handan İnci shared their thoughts on the gap created by this loss among themselves and in the cultural memory, which seems irreversible.
Ekoharita, originally planned as an eco-blog, became a virtual ecological network in 2015 with voluntary efforts and works. Later, it has become an interactive structure where everyone can add the locations they like. In this way, Ekoharita has become a live portal which continues to be developed as a multi-functional “Ecology Based Communication, Information and Solidarity Network”. On January 29, 2016, EkoHarita took its first breath by saying “World Exists” and is expanding its volunteer network today by sprouting new projects that will lead to many beauties, many acquaintances and solidarity. We talked to the volunteer founder Alper Can Kılıç about Ekoharita. Kılıç says: ‘We strive to continue to ensure the sustainability and continuity of our support and development processes without neglecting other areas.' regarding the topics on their agenda.
Coalition for Women in Journalism is a network of women journalists based in New York and Australia officially established in 2017. Coalition for Women in Journalism which has gone into activity in Turkey in April 2019, operates especially in South Asia and Latin America. This platform which consists of approximately five hundred women journalists is also organized in India, Pakistan, Mexico, Australia, New York, Turkey and Afghanistan. It is also in contact with Germany and France. Kiran Nazish, founder of Coalition for Women in Journalism told us about the experiences of women journalists around the world, about how this platform exists and about its goals.
We’ve talked to Begüm Acar and İdil Soyseçkin from Women's Labor And Employment Initiative Platform about how the conditions for women’s employment, their labor in and out of work life would be equalized with men and about the effects of economic policies on women’s employment.
The fourth of the Food Communities and Cooperatives workshop was held at Kadıköy Barış Manço Cultural Center on December 29, 2019. The workshop brought together communities that discuss all aspects of food, consider it and generate new ideas.
In our file titled "Adaptation of Civil Society to Technology and Digital Transformation in Turkey", we discuss the perspective of Supporting Women Candidates Association (KA.DER) on technology and digital transformation in civil society. KA.DER, which tries to contribute to gender equality through equal political representation, sees the achievement of equality between men and women in all decision making bodies as a requirement of democracy. KA.DER, one of the few NGOs with mobile applications in Turkey, gives priority to strengthening its digital capacity in its activities.
Beginning its broadcasting life with the collaboration of Human Rights Joint Platform (İHOP) and EFFECT Support Program, insanhaklariizleme.org website aims to follow developments in the field of human rights along with all monitoring activities.