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Kadın ve Demokrasi Derneği - KADEM - Women and Democracy Association

Member since 15.12.2021



Mission and objectives

The Women and Democracy Association, KADEM, was founded on International Women’s Day, March 8th
2013, as a non-governmental and non-profit organization working for the empowerment of women. KADEM is engaged in advocacy in order to deliver the human dignity women deserved and has a mission of carrying out solution-oriented best practices to solve the issues and barriers that inhibit women’s most basic rights. KADEM works continuously with its professional team of 100 bright individuals and is even stronger with 5400 members
and more than 5000 passionate volunteers tirelessly working at all 50 representative offices across Turkey to ensure gender justice and women’s rights within the family and community.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

KADEM mainly focuses on women’s empowerment, gender-based violence, refugee women and women’s participation in politics. We conduct projects, provide trainings, organize workshops and events as International Women and Justice Summit, Gender Justice Congress and being in consultative status with the ECOSOC, we organize UN CSW parallel events.
Project Examples:
Women in Innovation: First established in 2015, this project was designed to help women develop entrepreneurial skills to build high potential enterprises and create qualified employment.
Job to the Future: Project aims to employ disadvantagedgirls (17-18 y.o) located in Child Protection Institutions for vocational training, and to adapt them to social life with psychological and social support

Geographical sphere of activity


Working themes

Civil and political rights
Types of Violence
Economy / Employment

Target group(s)

Victims of violence, Women entrepreneurs, Immigrant and refugee women

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : Kucuk Camlica Mh. Kisiklı Cd. No: 112/A Uskudar, 34696 ,Turkey
Telephone : +902163250307
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