I have been actively fighting for Equality in politics for almost twenty years as part of women’s movement in civil society and past nine years in politics. I think that any sort of inequality in society, especially gender inequality, is the most important impediment to development. Despite the struggles at both individual and institutional levels for years, inequality continues to grow both in our country and in the world.
There are very few countries in the world that achieved gender equality. If the pace continues like this, it will take another 100 years to achieve gender equality in the world. On the other hand, the combined fortunes of the world’s 26 richest individuals in the world amounts to the total wealth of the 3.8 billion poorest people.
Politicians who are responsible for eliminating inequality disrupt the balance even more through corruption, populist policies and polarization. As for women and girls are among the poorest in the world.
Upon seeing that the world cannot continue like this, the United Nations has set out Sustainable Development Goals with 17 chapters. Governments, civil society, business world and all active citizens should work together and achieve these goals by 2030. We have a responsibility to leave a livable, peaceful world to future generations.
As active citizens, we need to organize and show solidarity with the masses to fulfill our individual responsibility more effectively. I believe that the struggle for Equality, which is at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals, can be effectively implemented through Solidarity.
We decided to establish SES Equality and Solidarity Association to advocate for gender equality, reach Sustainable Development Goals, and thus support an organized solidarity to establish a world order in which equality and peace prevail.
We aim to contribute to our social capital in solidarity to live in peace and prosperity and to achieve gender equality both in our country and in the world.
We want you to join and support us, and also to grow and develop with you.
What do We Advocate for?
- Individuals, civil society, business world and governments should strive for understanding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, and taking necessary actions.
- The advocacy and action regarding SDGs can not only be left to governments, organized struggle of active individuals is also necessary.
- In order to achieve gender equality, the empowerment of women as a whole but especially in public sphere and politics should be supported.
- Young women leaders should be promoted and supported to find solutions to public and social problems, especially to Sustainable Development and Climate Change.
- Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship should be supported in order to reach SDGs.
- In order to get into more depth in thought and increase courage, it is necessary to use digital media effectively.
- There is a need for a media approach that focuses on the perspective of women regarding gender equality. Women’s leadership and visibility should be ensured by use of digital and social media tools.
Miraç Zeynep Taner
Alternate Board Members
Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik
- Gülseren Onanç
- Servisimin Cömert
- Ayşe Sabuncu
- Miraç Zeynep Taner
- Hande Karakulah
- Fatih Çelebi
- Meral Tamer
- Ayla Sevand
- Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik
- Nuray Özbay
- Oya Özarslan
- Dilek Bil
- Tijen Mergen
- Barbaros Dinçer
- Eda Doğançay