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The Beşiktaş Municipality has once more been part of a meaningful cooperation. A Social Gender Equality Protocol was signed among the Beşiktaş Municipality’s affiliate Beşiktaş Belediyesi Personel Hizmetleri A.Ş., Türkiye Kadın Dernekleri Federasyonu (Federation of Women Associations of Turkey) and Istanbul Branch No.1 of the DİSK Genel- İş (Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey) .
The signature ceremony for the cooperation was attended by the Beşiktaş Acting Mayor Mr. Tahir Doğaç, Ayça L. Akpek who is the Chairperson of the Beltaş A.Ş., Canan Güllü, who is the President of the Federation of Women Associations of Turkey, and Mehmet Pehlivan who is the President of the Istanbul Branch No.1 of the DİSK Genel- İş.
Through this Protocol, the parties publicly declared that they will work in cooperation for a more equal and violence-free Beşiktaş.
As part of the Social Gender Equality Protocol; the Beşiktaş Municipality will provide their employees with trainings aimed at elimination of the inequality of men and women and also elimination of the violence against women.
Giving a speech at the ceremony, the Beşiktaş Acting Mayor Mr. Tahir Doğaç said, “Our Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk performed many crucial works about women rights while establishing our state. But unfortunately it gives us a huge sorrow to see the pain suffered by women in our country at the moment. Today Ms. Canan Güllü and Ms. Ayça L. Akpek will sign the Protocol in my name. I hope this step will contribute to the struggle towards a more favorable country for women in our country.”
Mr. Mehmet Pehlivan, the President of the Istanbul Branch No.1 of the DİSK Genel- İş, said, “There will be deductions as a punishment on the salaries of the male workers who commit violence against women. And the Beşiktaş Municipality will be a first in terms of this practice.”
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