Last updated: June 9, 2016
Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW), established in 1986, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. It aims to support low income women groups to improve the quality of their lives and their communities and their leadership. It has a public interest status and tax exemption.
FSWW works with grassroots women groups at local level through the Women and Children Centers that FSWW establishes as grassroots women’s collective spaces used by thousands of women and children.
- NEW: June 2016: Gokcen Durutas reports they are actively organizing solar cooking trainings and offer solar cookers for sale at their shop in Nahil.
- January 2011: The U.S. Department of State recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW) to launch a year-long solar cooking project. According to the Hürriyet Daily News, the project will have two phases. During the first phase, educational seminars about the effects of climate change are planned in several communities — Istanbul, the Marmara district of Bandırma, the southern province of Hatay and the southeastern province of Mardin. Renewable energy sources will be discussed as alternatives to smokey cooking fires. An estimated 2,000 solar cookers will be built and sold by women’s groups during the second phase of the project, providing needed income opportunities.
- January 2011: State Department extends funding to four Turkish women's NGOs - Hürriyet Daily News
- January 2011: US awards $300,000 to four Turkish projects to empower women - Today's Zaman
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