TEKMED promotes the intercultural dialogue and the coexistence of all people. For this, we have the strong need to implement programs like the current one and to expend our European network in order to create a society where people will deserve to live.
Our association, strongly believe that the family, which is the fundamental unit of our society, is the proper place where the individual develops its moral values that will guide it to its future life. Having this as our base, we are working hard to prevent or to cure incidents of domestic violence in Turkish society. We are trying to educate people by organizing training courses for families, as adult consulting schools in our area in order to educate people about Human Rights and mutual respect, facts that they are the keys in order to have a better and healthier society. Human Rights like education, democracy, right to be different, right to life.
The last years and because the domestic violence incidents have been increased dramatically in Turkey, our association has been focused more to this topic. We organize training courses and seminars about domestic violence and how we can prevent it, calling as participants by the help of the Municipality, women and men of our local society in order to educate them about Human Rights in general and the right to live under a safe and calm roof with the rest of their families.
We have distributed flyers with short messages against domestic violence out of the schools where people are gathering in order to get their children. We organize photo and collage exhibitions with works of our members who have suffered of domestic violence or any kind of violence. Generally our philosophy is that it’s better to prevent than to heal and this is exactly what we are trying to do through these information campaigns.