Nebahat Akkoc

Ashoka Fellow
Turkey
Fellow Since 2000
This description of Nebahat Akkoc's work was prepared when Nebahat Akkoc was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Introduction
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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