27/01/2023 | Writer: Selma Koçak
“Women of Year” awards given by SES Equality and Solidarity Association found their owners with a ceremony held yesterday. Social Policy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association and LİSTAG, on behalf of LGBTI+ families, were also awarded at the ceremony.
“Women of Year” awards given by SES Equality and Solidarity Association, found their owners with a ceremony held yesterday.
Aiming to provide gender equality, to support active citizenship and solidarity in order to reach sustainable development goals, SES awarded Social Policy, Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD), and on behalf of LGBTI+ families, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans People in Turkey (LİSTAG).
LİSTAG told the followings for the award which was taken on behalf of all LGBTI+ families in Turkey:
“We are at SES ‘Women of Year’ 2022 Award Ceremony. Thank you very much for this honorable award. We are honored to receive this award on behalf of LGBTI+ Family Groups in Turkey and dedicate it to our trans children who are not fit into the huge world.”
SPoD took SES’s award from lawyer Yasemin Öz from Kaos GL.
All awards given by SES are as follows:
Parastoo Salehi on behalf of Iranian Women Resisters
Zakira Hekmat on behalf of women resisting against Taliban in Afghanistan.
Olena Velychko on behalf of women struggling for life inside and outside of Ukraine.
Nataliya Vasilyeva on behalf of Russian women anti-war journalists
Gülsüm Kav and Fidan Ataselim on behalf of We Will Stop Femicide Platform
Sera Kadıgil Workers’ Party of Turkey İstanbul MP
Mücella Yapıcı, Çiğdem Mater and Mine Özerden on behalf of women prisoners of Gezi
Süheyla Doğan on behalf of the pioneering women of the struggle for environmental right
Keep Göktürk Green Initiative
Boğaziçi University academicians
Rojbin Polat and Esra Soybir on behalf of women at the forefront of labor resistance
1000 Women Initiative for Freedom to Aysel Tuğluk
LİSTAG on behalf of LGBTI+ families
Beats by Girlz Türkiye
Dr. Dilek Gürsoy