Better Stories in Turkey
When it has come to alleviating the impact of COVID-19 policies on inequalities, civil society organisations – NGOs, local governments, or citizens – have developed many initiatives, many “Better Stories”. RESISTIRÉ’s team of national researchers has collected and highlighted a set of particularly relevant initiatives in 31 European countries. Find out what has been developed in Turkey!
selected Better stories
In this section you will find more in-depth information on the most inspiring civil society initiatives, selected in each country by our national researchers.
In December 2019, Deep Poverty Network (DPN) was established as part of the Open Space Association by a group of researchers, sociologists, psychologists, and journalists who initially came together in a solidarity-based community center, Çimenev, mainly for children in a lower-class neighborhood of Istanbul. DPN was founded as research and reading group to investigate the deepening nature of poverty, to make its multidimensional nature visible, to develop a rights-based approach to poverty, and to monitor the human rights of socioeconomically marginalized individuals.
The “Technology for Women, Solidarity for all of us” programme delivered second-hand smartphones to women at risk of violence in Turkey.
The Susma Bitsin (Speak Up To End) platform combats sexual harassment and discrimination in the film, television and theatre industries.
The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality (ABB) has launched a project called ‘Internet to Villages’, which aims to bring internet infrastructure to nearby villages.
To alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 policies, many initiatives have been developed by civil society organisations - NGOs, local governments, or...
Queerwaves helps queer night workers in Turkey dealing with economic difficulties due to the pandemic
The initiative puts forward partying as a form of resistance for the queer community in Turkey and organizes parties and special events to provide alternative ways of entertainment and create solidarity opportunities.
Other better stories of Policy responses
Learn more about the policy responses developed by Turkey to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These policy responses have been researched and selected by our team of national experts in each country.
other better stories of societal responses
Read more about the initiatives developed in Europe by stakeholders such as NGOs, local governments, or citizens to alleviate COVID-19’s impacts. These initiatives have been collected and highlighted as particularly relevant by our team of national researchers in each country.