In cooperation with Our General Directorate Harmonization and Communication Department and UNICEF, the 6th of “Local Women Meetings” which are organized in order to create a common life culture among the women of the host community and the foreign women who are in the harmonisation process to our country was held in Aksaray.
Along with Deputy Governor Hakkı LOĞOĞLU, Vice Rector of Aksaray University Prof. Dr. Ayhan ÖZÇİFTÇİ, Acting Director of Harmonization and Communication Department Ali Rıza BEŞKAT, and Director of Aksaray Provincial Migration Management Mehmet Servet Yelken, representatives of state institutions and organizations attended to the Local Women Meetings event which set out with “Light in women is enough against all the darkness” slogan.
Our Acting Director of Harmonization and Communication Department Ali Rıza BEŞKAT, who addressed to the attendants at the beginning of the event, said: “Our state organization and as General Directorate we say that the number of the migrants are far beyond the numbers, statistics, and notions. Every one of them is human. Every one of them has a story and they are quite precious and valuable for us. They have potential to add to the community. We see all of them as human and work to make them fit into society. We, as the Migration Management General Directorate, organize events and activities in cooperation with all of the state institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations in order to make these people fit into society. Until today from the beginning of 2019 as General Directorate Harmonization and Communication Department we held meetings more than 90.”
Our Director of Aksaray Provincial Migration Management Mehmet Servet YELKEN said: “In some countries in the world our women and our children are the ones who suffer the most. We, as Turkey, always opened our doors to the oppressed ones and we continue to do so.”
At the Local Women Meetings event presentations regarding “Women Migrants and Harmonization”, “Women’s Health”, “The Elimination of Violence Against Women”, “Child Protective Services”, “Child Marriage, Judicial Process and Victim Rights in Turkey”, “Parental Attitudes and Continuity in Education of Children”, and “Informing on Current Activities” were given by relevant institutions and organizations.
With the Local Women Meetings which will take place in 8 different provinces it is aimed to inform women from both communities, to raise awareness of women’s health, prevention of violence, parental attitudes among women, to make them develop social interaction by coming together, to increase their participation in social life, and to ease their harmonization period in our country.