See below for the text of the Etkiniz EU Programme’s “No to Sexual Harassment Policy”, which it applies as a principle in the implementation process of the support it provides and in its own work:
The ETKİNİZ EU Support Programme abides in its work by the principle of combating and showing zero tolerance to sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the framework of the human rights law to which Turkey is party and the European Parliament resolution of October 26th 2017 (C 346/196).
Occurrences of and court cases on sexual harassment at the workplace, which include civil society organisations, should be approached with zero tolerance with the aim of ending sexual harassment and abuse by both the organisations and funding agencies.
All forms of sexual violence and physical or psychological harassment constitute a violation of fundamental human rights and crimes that must be punished.
As ETKİNİZ, we:
- Condemn all forms of sexual violence and physical or psychological harassment!
- Insist that the existing legal framework on sexual harassment and abuse be enforced effectively!
- Urge civil society organisations to take greater measures in their management and work to effectively end sexual harassment!