TROYA ENVIROMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Gender Equality Statement & Plan
TROYA is committed to promote equality and combat discrimination among the its member and employees regardless of their gender, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion and beliefs, functional abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and age.
TROYA believes that equality is not only a matter of gender balance, it is also about equal opportunities and the fair distribution of resources. Therefore, it ensures that all the members and employees have access to equal power, resources and opportunities, and are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. TROYA also encourage all the members to actively involve in decision-making.
Furthermore, TROYA aims to create organisational culture of gender equality as all the members of the association are expected to support gender diversity in every activity and project.
TROYA Management Committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring Gender Equality Plan and making necessary recommendations, as specified at below:
1. Provide equal opportunities and the fair distribution of resources to all genders
2. Encourage all members, regardless of gender, to actively involve in decision-making.
3. Monitor gender equality in all activities and projects
4. Collect gender related data and present annual reports
5. Investigate claims of discrimination and violence on the grounds of gender
6. Create organisational culture of gender equality
7. Hold activities to strengthen gender equality
Gender Equality Statement and Plan discussed and accepted
by all participation members to General Annual Meeting on 20/03/2021 at Troya Enviromental Association, Kemalpaşa Mah. Yalı Cad. 59 / 7, 17100, Çanakkale
Article 10 of the Turkish Constitution guarantees equality before the law:
All individuals are equal without any discrimination before the law, irrespective of language, race, colour, sex, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion and sect, or any such considerations. No privilege shall be granted to any individual, family, group or class. State organs and administrative authorities shall act in compliance with the principle of equality before the law in all their proceedings.
Turkey signed the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1985.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in all areas and promotes women’s and girls’ equal rights.
Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Act Number: 5840, Date of Adoption: 25/2/2009
Date and Number of the Official Gazette: 24/3/2009 – 27179
The aim of this act is to regulate the establishment, functions, competence, working procedures and the guiding principles of the Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men (Committee) of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to be established with a view to monitoring the developments in Turkey and in the international arena concerning the protection and improving of women’s rights and promoting equality between women and men, informing the Grand National Assembly of Turkey about these developments, debating issues referred to the Committee as main or secondary, and if asked for, submitting opinion to main committees on the bills and decrees having the force of law submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.