Women’s platform celebrates 1st year
ISTANBUL-Hürriyet Daily News
The members of the Right Women’s Platform gathered in the Hürriyet building to celebrate their first anniversary. They cut a cake and planned the next term’s works. Selçuk ŞAMİLOĞLU, Hürriyet photoThe Haklı Kadın Platformu (Right Women’s Platform), which was formed last year for the achievement of universal rights such as equal representation in Parliament and protection from all forms of violence, celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday.
A meeting organized by daily Hürriyet, with the participation of Hürriyet Executive Board Chair Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, celebrated the platform’s first birthday by cutting a cake and planning the next term’s works.
The platform, formed by 41 civil society organizations and hundreds of individuals, carried the slogan “we are proud of ourselves” at the meeting, which celebrated the achievements of the platform’s first year.
The Turkish Women’s Union, Ka.Der, Kamer, the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TÜSİAD), the Turkish Association in Support of Contemporary Living (ÇYDD), the Marmara Group Foundation, the Jurist Women Association, the Women Entrepreneur Association of Turkey (Kagider), the Women Associations Federation, Flying Broom and the Hürriyet Campaign Against Domestic Violence are some of the 41 organizations included in the platform.
Following its formation, the platform organized a campaign for the access of more women to Parliament. It also played an active role in the making of law draft for the protection of women from violence and increasing public awareness of issues relating to women.
The platform publicizes its works through its website www.haklikadinplatform.org.