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Turkish and Syrian women manifest solidarity to respond to COVID-19

Source(s):  United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

“Through phone calls, we learn about women’s problems and needs and refer them to the relevant institutions that can help. Later, we call them up again to see if their problems have been resolved and their needs met. Otherwise, we work more on their cases,” says Nigar Erdem, who is among 19 Turkish and Syrian women community leaders who have been trained in leadership, gender, need assessments, and available public services to help and empower vulnerable Syrian and Turkish women in their own communities.

These phone calls are part of the “Home to Home Solidarity Programme” jointly run by UN Women and the Foundation for the Support of Women's Work (KEDV). This program started at KEDV’s Women and Child Center in Gaziantep to support vulnerable Syrian and Turkish women to access healthcare, legal assistance, psycho-social and livelihood support. This project is supported through UN Women’s regional programme “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey,” funded by the European Union, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis (the EU Madad Fund).

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  • Publication date 17 Jun 2020

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