Shortlist 2021

Small Projects Istanbul

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Establishing a Women-Led Cooperative to promote and achieve legal employment and social cohesion opportunities for refugees and local women from the host country, reinforcing social and economic wellbeing and integrity of disadvantaged communities for during and after Covid-19 as well. Targeted beneficiaries are the artisan women specialized in clothing/accessories handicrafts and have been benefiting from vocational training, production and livelihoods activities facilitated by Small Project Istanbul's Women Social Enterprise (WSE) through the launch of a slow fashion brand “Muhra” in 2018. The proposed project will utilize "cooperative model” to promote peaceful coexistence and address the limitations in the Turkish law concerning granting work permits and registered employment means to refugees.

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