Women’s Participation in High-Level Decision Making
The Women’s Participation in High-Level Decision Making project, which is supported by the Swedish Consulate General in Istanbul aims to empower women to ensure equal participation in public, private and civil sectors in Turkey.
The project aims to analyze the barriers and opportunities for women to reach decision making positions in public, private and civil sectors and to develop policy recommendations to ensure gender equality in these positions. The first feature that distinguishes the project from its peers is it examines the topic from three axes; The historical transformation of the presence of women in senior positions, how they are positioned compared to EU countries and sectoral. Therefore, the findings reveal a complete picture. Secondly, through the face to face interviews conducted with women in senior positions from different sectors, women’s journeys to their positions and the sectoral difficulties along with opportunities they have experienced were revealed. The project report was presented to relevant stakeholders in a panel in Istanbul.