Solutions to Problems Meeting focused on gender equality

Solutions to Problems Meeting

In partnership with UNDP Turkey and Zorlu Holding, Sustainability Steps Association organized the Solutions to Problems Meeting under the title of Goal 5: Gender Equality

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Şengül Altan Arslan, Garanti BBVA Diversity and Culture Leader Tuğçe Kayaalp Yesilyurt, AÇEV Gender Equality Studies Manager Hilal Baykara and Kızlar Sahada Founding Partner Kiraz Öcal participated as speakers and UNFPA Gender Program Coordinator Meltem Ağduk as the moderator. Fenerbahçe Opet Women’s Volleyball Team Player and UNDP Gender Equality Advocate of Turkey Bahar Toksoy Guidetti also took part in the opening of our event and shared her projects for girls in Turkey.

Ensuring equality, benefits for all

Tuğçe Kayaalp Yeşilyurt talked about their work and said: “When we started to work on gender equality within the organization, our primary goal was to raise awareness. We tried to share with our employees the idea that achieving equality will benefit everyone, both men and women. “

Municipality is a place where mostly men work. However, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality adds a gender equality perspective to its works. Stating that violence is a priority issue for the municipality, Şengül Altan Arslan said that they established the Women’s Solidarity Unit and are preparing a local equality action plan.

Stating that football is the most gendered and discriminatory branch among sports, Kiraz Öcal stated that since football is not considered to be a sport for women, women of any age are not given a chance in football. Kızlar Sahada collaborate with women’s football clubs to find long-term solutions to this problem.

Hilal Baykara, who emphasized that the problem is thought to be women, that the boards of directors consist solely of men, the difficulty of the inclusion of women in the male-dominated culture, and the oppression of women are not visible in policies and practices, stated that the idea of trying to repair and educate women every time to ensure gender equality is not correct.

With Solutions Workshop, we focus on solutions rather than problems.

Solutions workshop for sustainable development goals

Since 2016, we realized we transfer to the online environment and Solutions Workshop we held with participants from different provinces of Turkey.

The Solutions Workshop aims to help participants find solutions to existing environmental and social problems by focusing on their areas of interest and expertise. Participants are enabled to experience how they can find solutions to the problems they see in their surroundings by producing projects. Sustainable With the workshop aiming to mobilize individuals and institutions to achieve the Development Goals, the participants understand the connection between 17 Global Goals, produce high-impact solutions to the problems they identify in line with their interests and expertise, and find the opportunity to implement the solutions they produce by projecting them.

During the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, organized by Learning Designs Gameathon Young program, we took part in our Solutions Workshop. We have produced solutions to the problems young people face in their environment, steps We have determined and solutions Sustainability for the Global Goals. On May 28, we held our Solutions Workshop with teachers in Muğla.

Within the scope of June 5-11, Environmental Protection Week Young Red Crescent Zeytinburnu Branch We held a Solutions Workshop with volunteers focusing on environmental problems.

Career Impact Project Started

Career Impact

The Sustainability Steps Association and the Sustainable Learning Development and Excellence Association launched the Career Impact project.

The project was initiated with the aim of understanding sustainability, designing and implementing effective projects, developing leadership skills, learning the networking methods, and making personal development plans.

It aims to encourage university students and young graduates and develop their skills in social and business life. Young people receive one-on-one mentoring support after they receive trainings on personal awareness, effective communication, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving and sustainability. Career Impact: • Self-awareness • Individual motivation • Effective communication • Leadership and management • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills • Time and stress management • Sustainability