Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
This description of Nebahat Akkoc's work was prepared when Nebahat Akkoc was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Nebahat Akkoc has launched a comprehensive support center for women in south-eastern Anatolia, the poorest - and for women, most oppressive - region of Turkey. The self-supporting center, financed by an on-site restaurant and daycare center, provides a range of services, including legal and psychological counselling, human rights education, and child-care.
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