Women fled their homes from Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine… now living in Istanbul but had faced a lot of challenges before, during and after displacement. Most of the time they are asked about their suffering but their experience has more to tell!
Adult Integration Program, financed by the Direct Aid Program (DAP) from the Australian Embassy, has provided services to prepare and enable the women participating in the program to successfully adapt to their lives in Turkey. Through the program the participants are provided Turkish language courses with a focus of improved language and social skills.
The established Women Solidarity Group offered the participants with a safe space, professional tools and weekly meetings to explore their inner and outer surroundings and experiences, promoted self expression, body movement, problem solving, the sense of women’s solidarity; and supported psycho-social well being.