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Türkiye'nin Genç Kadınları Zirvesi
Start date: Jan 10, 2015, End date: Aug 10, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main objectives of the project are; - to increase the social and politial participation of young girls , - to raise awareness among young people in order to ensure gender equality, - to improve participation of young people and women to local governments. Youngster will confront with the local problems during project activities. Also, youngsters and especially young girls will face with barriers which are blocking their social and political participation. During the project, teams (2 female - 2 male) will be formed in 10 districts of Avcilar. These teams will receive personal development trainings, do the survey to other young people and then they will supply other youngsters' participation from their districts in Avcilar. At the end of interviews, analyses will occur and these analyses will be used in municipality for youth-friendly activities. In addition, youth leadership, youth policies, democratic participation and thematic issues such as gender equality will be trained. As well, youth mentoring system will be done between member of city parliaments and these youngsters. So, participant youngsters will learn local decision taking processes. Also, 1 youngster from all cities of Turkey will participate this project and they will develop recommendations for young girls' social and political rights and participations. During the workshops in summit, youngsters will share their ideas on women participation, gender equality, effects and participation of youngsters on local authorities and then they will form a recommendations document. At the end of this project, all documents and final reports will be presented in Women Mayors Summit which will be organized by Avcilar Municipality's own sources. When participants turn their own cities, they will also make dissemination studies. Online magazines and reports will be delivered to lots of municipalities and so, they will try to improve youth-friendly municipality concept. This summit will take place for 5 days with participation of 121 youngsters. Summit outputs will be shared with all project applicants.
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