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Development: Community-Based Organizations: Turkey
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It is difficult to distinguish between NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and community-based organizations of women, since the line is not clear cut. However, this entry aims to focus on the NGOs involved in development projects and income generating projects, in addition to the cooperatives, neighborhood organizations, and village projects that start without formal funding, grassroots organizations, and mothers' organizations.

According to the data provided by Uçan Süpürge (Flying Broom), the number of women's organizations in Turkey has increased…

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Birkalan-Gedik, Hande A., “Development: Community-Based Organizations: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0218g>
First published online: 2009

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