Last week I was for six days in Sinop to participate in a training course for youth workers. The project is called “WHO?”. The answer is “Women”.Women and girls throughout the world experience violence, discrimination, inequality, and poverty. Despite the existence of international covenants, regional treaties and domestic laws intended to codify and realise women’s human rights, the reality is that women and girls are routinely unable to claim their basic rights. They also suffer from a huge rate of unemployment because of lack of necessary competences, responsibility for taking care of children and home and oppressive power of men upon women.
Furthermore, Europe has been dealing with the continous flows of immigrants and refugees especially since the last year. Among them, there are so many women who are struggling to survive, protect and feed their children without any penny. Empowering women in Europe has shown a lot of progress throughout the last decades. But it is still far beyond the expected results.
Sinop Valiligi, as the applicant of the Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility of Youth Workers project “WHO” forsees the situation of women not only in Turkey, but also throughout Europe and launches a training course for the youth leaders and youth workers to empower the
capacity of disadvantaged women / migrant women to develop their initiative skills in order to participate in the labour market and provide competences for the organisations to establish their social enterprises in favour of young women.
The training course was extremely interesting in my opinion. I’ve have met a lot of inspiring people and the several experiences of the working process were learning full. Again, I have enriched myself and I’m very grateful to be part of this project.