Mor Çatı Kadın Sığınağı Vakfı (Purple Roof Women's Shelter Foundation)
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
A meeting was held in the Yoğurtçu Park in 1987. During this meeting, discussions about women's everyday lives and struggles in Turkish society were brought up. A solidarity network was created due to the large number of female victims of violence who needed the support of doctors and lawyers. In January 1989, a telephone helpline was created, offering legal and practical support for victims of violence. As the solidarity network was unable to meet the needs of these women, the need for a women’s shelter soon became clear. In 1990, the ‘Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter’ was created in order to continue consultations with women and to strengthen the fight against domestic violence and sex trafficking.