In their countries of origin Kurdish women are subject to double discrimination as a result of their gender and of their ethnicity. Roj Women’s Association aims to improve the lives and expand the opportunities available to women living in Kurdish regions by means of drawing attention to the political factors that shape their particular struggle and of lobbying and campaigning for the necessary changes to overcome them.
Currently, our advocacy efforts are geographically focused in North Kurdistan (Kurdish regions of Turkey) and our strategy is two-fold: supporting women human rights’ defenders and holding the Turkish Government accountable for its commitments under national and international law. Roj Women’s Association three campaigns seek precisely that.
For more information please email our Campaigns Coordinator Ayse Tekagac at email@example.com