Call for proposals - Combating Violence Against Women Grant Scheme - Turkey EuropeAid/133168/M/ACT/TR Closed!


The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to the Turkish Government’s efforts for the protection of women’s human rights in Turkey.

The purpose of the “Women’s Shelters for Combating Domestic Violence” (2009) project is to ensure that women are provided with sufficient protection against violence in 24 cities through establishing and/or providing support services for women subjected to violence/domestic violence.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support capacity building of local and national NGOs on combating VAW. The projects under this Call for Proposals should be designed to contribute to the strengthening of NGO capacity on combating VAW, foster networking among NGOs and promote partnerships and support partnership with local authorities that offers services for women.  


The programme will support activities which fall into one or more of the thematic areas below. It is recommended that the actions contain a combination of the listed sub-thematic areas.

Establishment of new local organisations/networks/partnerships

  • Support for the establishment of new local organisations and capacity building for local women NGOs dealing with issues related to VAW.
  • Establishment of sustainable and functioning local, regional, national networks and participation to international networks of NGOs working in the field of VAW.
  • Strengthening collaboration and partnerships between women's NGOs and local authorities in dealing with the issue of VAW, in establishment of counselling centres and shelters and rehabilitation centres for victims of violence.

Improvement of services for victims of violence gender based violence

  • Identification and exchange of good practices and work experiences with a view, in particular, to implementing preventive measures and assistance to victims including children who stay with them.
  • Design and/or adaptation of educational/counselling packages to be utilised in women’s shelters and/or counselling centres.
  • Support development/adaptation training materials and conducting trainings for different target groups affected by VAW.
  • Development and implementation of prevention/treatment/rehabilitation programmes and support for victims including children in witness of violence and people at risk, as well as for perpetrators.
  • Providing legal counselling services for victims and targeted actions for perpetrators.
  • Support for the operation of shelters and counselling centres.

Awareness raising on gender based violence

  • Development and implementation of awareness-raising activities on VAW.
  • Organizing awareness raising campaigns. 

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,97 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 July 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133168/M/ACT/TR (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enlargement

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