United Nations Joint Programme to Promote Human Rights of Women

28 Feb 2013

United Nations Joint Programme to Promote the Human Rights of Women (UNJP) will be launched on 1 March at 10:00 at a meeting at Swiss Hotel Ankara.
Ankara – The meeting will be held with the participation of  Interior Minister Muammer Güler, National Education Minister Nabi Avci (tbc), Minister for Family and Social Policies Fatma Sahin, Chairperson of the Sabanci Foundation Board of Trustees and United Nations Resident Coordinator Shahid Najam. At the launch, UNJP-Sabanci foundation Grant Programme will also be presented with announcement of first call for proposals.

UNJP will be conducted in 10 cities, including Aydin, Çanakkale, Edirne, Erzincan, Eski?ehir, Kahramanmara?, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kocaeli and Ordu jointly by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNWOMEN and Sabanci University. The Sabanci Foundation will be the main sponsor of the programme. Programme will be realized in cooperation with Ministries of Interior, National Education and Family and Social Policies and Union of Municipalities of Turkey.

In addition to deputies, governors, mayors of the programme cities, representatives of ministries, NGO representatives and academicians from Women's Studies Institutes are expected to attend the meeting.

UNJP seeks to enhance the implementation of  pledges made to empower women and to promote the human rights of women by increasing the capacities of local governments.


Date : 1 March 2013
Time : 10:00
Venue : Swiss Hotel Yildizevler Mah. Jose Marti Cad. No: 2, Ankara

RSVP: unic.ankara@unic.org - 0 312 454 10 52

10:00 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 - 11:30 Opening Remarks
Shahid Najam -  UN Resident Coordinator - UNDP Resident Representative
Güler Sabanci - Sabancy Foundation Chairman of Board of Trustees
Fatma Sahin - Minister of Family and Social Policies
Prof. Dr. Nabi Avci – Minister of National Education (to be confirmed)
Muammer Güler - Minister of Interior

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 - 12.00 Presentation of the Joint Programme and Announcement of First Call for Proposals of Sabancy Foundation Grant Program

12:00 - 12:15 Gender Responsive Budgeting

12:15 - 12:30 Purple Certificate Program

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch