Turkey Youth Union Association
Since 1997 we have been working with young people from different backgrounds and implementing local, national and international projects projects for/with them. We have been organizing many projects and capacity building activities such as workshops, round table meetings, panels, seminars and training courses, art exhibitions, creative drama workshops, to support development of youth and youth NGO’s. We are an active member organisation of a national platform in Turkey which is called Prevention of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Platform and having 42 human rights based working member associations.
For 5 years we have been cooperating with many of these organizations from all around Turkey.We are mainly responsible of monitoring discrimination that young people with disabilities encounter especially with regards to the access to higher education, inaccessibility of universities and the limited youth participation in social life. We are also an active member of “Monitoring Group for Disability Rights” which is an ongoing long term project of an İstanbul based CSO, TOHAD which is one of our co-applicants, by the financial support of Sabancı Foundation.