Project partner

Association of Women’s Movement in Rural Areas that is short name the association of Bizde Varız (We are also here) was established in 2010 and it has conducted two separate projects successfully with the project partner Association of Kaced.

It is the primary target of the Association of Bizde Varız (We are also here) to realize, improve, research and evaluate the human rights of women in the rural area of the Black Sea Region to protect from the rights violations, to prevent the violation, to identify the violations, to make legal support and assistance when violation occurs and in other necessary cases as well as to improve women’s access to public services, to increase their social, economic and political status, to raise awareness against gender discrimination and violations, to encourage women’s employment by including them to economic process.


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Civil Rights Defenders (previously known as the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights) was originally a part of the Helsinki Movement. During the Cold War, an agreement was signed by Eastern Bloc and Western countries in the Finnish capital in 1975. This inspired citizens across Europe and the United States to form non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to monitor their own governments with regard to respecting and guarding human rights. The Helsinki family grew to include more than 40 organisations.