27 March 2018
The amount of financial support working mothers will receive increases to 1014 TL from 304 TL.
16 January 2017
4,217 women benefited from the “Mothers’ Hotel” in the southeastern city of Sirnak, which is dedicated to serve pregnant women when roads are obstructed by heavy snow in winter.
24 November 2016
The Social Security Institution (SGK) kicks off the Project of Supporting Registered Women’s Employment via Babysitting Services at Home. The project aims at providing 300 euros per month for the mothers of children aged up to 24 months who work in the private sector and have insurance.
08 September 2016
For the first time a woman, Major Esra Ozatay, takes up the post of fleet commander in the Turkish Air Force.
02 May 2016
The Ministry of Health launches “Mother and Baby TV” where detailed information about pregnancy and baby care will be given.
01 April 2015
With changes made in the relevant code, those who work in a household for more than 10 days must be provided with insurance.
01 January 2014
The number of guesthouses for women increases from 11 to 131.
20 March 2013
Violence Prevention and Monitoring Centers are established in Turkey’s 14 cities. In the first year, 22,000 women and 6,000 children received service from these centers.
18 October 2012
The Ministry of Family and Social Policies introduces the pilot study of “Electronic Support System for Protecting Violence Victims” with the cooperation of the Ministry of Interior and Turkish National Police. The system includes electronic handcuffs and a panic button.
02 January 2012
In order to support women’s entrepreneurship, 5,638 women entrepreneurs are provided with financial support. 90 Million Turkish Liras (48 million dollars) was spent by KOSGEB in the first two years of the project.
18 March 2011
Employees are provided mental support via psychologists working at the hotline of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (ALO 170) in order to enhance the struggle against mobbing and psychological harassment.
25 May 2010
The High Council of Women’s Employment is established as required by a prime ministry circular to strengthen women’s social and economic positions, to establish gender equality in social and business life, and to increase women’s employment. The council also started to supervise the implementations of preventing gender discrimination.
01 January 2010
In order to ensure the opportunity of “equal pay for equal work” and increasing women’s employment, a circular titled “Ensuring Increasing Women’s Employment and Equal Opportunities” is issued by the Prime Ministry.
08 September 2008
A campaign for literacy dubbed “Mother-Daughter in School” begins. According to the data of late 2012, 1.5 million women learned how to write and read during the campaign.
26 May 2008
With a new amendment in the labor law, insurance prims will be paid by the government for five years in order to increase the employment of women and the youth.
01 May 2007
With changes made in the Income Tax Law, women’s income from their homemade products will be exempted from income tax.
07 May 2004
A constitutional amendment states that women and men have equal rights and the state is responsible for putting this equality into practice.
22 January 2004
The prime ministry issued a circular regarding the establishment of gender equality in employment. All public institutions and corporations were ordered to recruit their staff with respect to the requirements of the job and without discrimination.
01 January 2004
A hot line -183- is launched to offer services to women and children exposed to violence.
10 June 2003
Maternity leave is extended through legal changes. It is determined that women employees shall not be forced to work for 16 weeks, eight before and eight after birth.
01 January 2003
With amendments made in the labor law, the “equal pay for equal work” principle is included to prevent discrimination in the workforce.
01 January 2003
The girls’ education campaign in Turkey “Haydi Kızlar Okula!” kicks off. The goal of the campaign is to close the gender gap in primary school enrollment. With the project, 350,000 girls started to go to school.