Turkish Human Rights Activists Awarded Finnish Government's Gender Equality Prize
Muhammad Irfan 7 days ago Tue 23rd November 2021 | 12:00 AM
HELSINKI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd November, 2021) The Turkish human rights platform We Will Stop Femicide has received the international prize for gender equality (IGEP), awarded once every two years by the Finnish government, the Finnish Cabinet said on Monday.
We Will Stop Femicide was founded in 2010 to provide legal help to Turkish women facing abuse at home. It has been chosen as the winner out of about 400 applicants.
"We are proud to announce the winner of the #IGEP 2021, WE WILL STOP FEMICIDE PLATFORM, a non-governmental organization that does groundbreaking work combating violence against women in Turkey and whose work has a global relevance. Congratulations!" the award's organizers posted on Twitter.
"The work of the We Will Stop Femicide Platform includes decision meetings, educational activities, informative seminars, mass protests, and a variety of correspondence meetings. The association seeks to work with provincial and district assemblies to ensure gender equality nationwide in Turkey," Marin said.
Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad also attended the ceremony.