Empowering Women in Local Authorities

Advancing women participation in Türkiye


The project wants to encourage women in joining participation mechanisms while mainstreaming gender equality at the local level. The project foresees the active involvement of 14 pilot provinces or district municipalities from every regions of Türkiye, which will work to strengthen gender equality during the 12-month project period, under the guidance of the CEMR’s “European Charter of Equality in Local Life”.


The project aims at promoting municipalities for the establishment of Local Equality Action Plans, implementing the necessary strategies for including women into urban life and local decision-making processes.

It also aims at establishing Gender Equality offices in the pilot Municipalities, transferring the Turkish law od 6284 “Protect family and prevent violence against women” and the Istanbul Convention to the citizens, implementing gender-based budgeting techniques and designing permanent monitoring and evaluation mechanisms based on these results.