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Since we want change, we must be stronger! The voices of well-being, aesthetic and participation meet at the Civil Voices Festival: The 5th Civil Voices Festival will take place in Ankara from September 30 to October 1!

The Civil Voices Festival, the meeting of organizations from all sectors of civil society from all over Turkey, is back on track after the difficult days of the pandemic. The festival of speaking, listening, thinking, discussing, laughing, having fun, dreaming, playing, being together, becoming stronger together, bringing together what we have to change the world is waiting for the participants of Civil Voices Festival.

The Civil Voices Festival aims to bring together those who want to improve the world.

In civil society, we all have one in a thousand and one purpose in life. The problems we face are different, but the will to improve these problems brings us together and we organize. Some of us want to improve access to rights for children working on the streets, others want to improve the smell of tomatoes, improve discrimination against people with disabilities or other illnesses, improve gender inequalities... Or we want to improve a bay, a wetland, a neighborhood or park, a historical or cultural space or we want to improve the political or cultural environment in which we live, a community or generation, a technology or a consumption habit...

We know that recovery is difficult and that it is a great challenge to make a difference in the increasingly difficult political, economic and social conditions in the world. But in every difficulty, we also see the enormous strength of our common will, of our voluntary organizations.

Believing that to improve you must be strong, and to be strong you must organize, the Civil Voices Festival brings together those committed to improving the world. The festival includes panel discussions, exhibits, booths, plays, performances, publications and films to see, learn about and be inspired by different experiences of improvement.

Civil Voices aims to bring together those who want to beautify the world.

We often experience civil society as a space for struggling with difficulties, dealing with violations, fighting injustice, and rightfully resisting. We hear that there is a price to pay to improve."Fighting the enemy" takes away the beauty, joy, pleasure and excitement of life and makes the colors fade. Fortunately, every healing effort has a soul, a feeling, even a shape, a color, a smell, a taste, and a climate! When a civil society organization seeks to improve the world, the people, the relationships, the time and space around the problems it makes an issue of, it also creates the opportunity to beautify them and make them more esthetic.This, in turn, is the result of a collective effort, an ability to get organized.

With the belief that true creativity lies in making each other creative, the Civil Voices Festival brings together those who set out to make the world beautiful. At the festival, the creative experiences of our participating organizations meet their enthusiasts through activities such as interviews, concerts, exhibitions, and workshops.

Civil Voices aims to bring together those who want to democratize the world. 

In the increasingly complex world we live in, it is becoming more and more difficult to participate in the destinies of societies. Citizens are stunned by the deepening inequalities in every crisis, alienating themselves from both society and the political system. To address this problem, civil organizations are being called to work more frequently, more broadly, and more fiercely. Unfortunately, our traditional political systems do not yet have the institutions and culture to easily respond to this call. Therefore, the first path that civil society organizations will take to prevent this call from becoming a benefactor and a social sedative is to become more involved in the decision-making process. Having a say in the decisions made at the macro level or in the context of the issues we want to improve and beautify together will democratize the space, the environment and the community in question.

Although one cannot deny the existence of negative examples in our country, there are many good examples that positively influence decision-making processes, both at the central and local levels, and in some cases even become part of the decision. The Civil Voices Festival will also be a platform where organizations involved in the adventure of civil society to change society will share their experiences of participation.

The Civil Voices Festival is not just a meeting between civil society organizations. The festival is open to the participation of everyone in order to reach large segments of society. Both representative sof participating organizations and individual participants can take part in the activities of the festival and meet with participating civil society organizations at their booths. On the other hand, representatives of public institutions, international organizations supporting civil society and representatives of programs are also among the invited guests of the festival.

The pandemic has opened the distance, the break has been extended, three years have passed. Fortunately, the hardest days are over.Now we finally meet!

Get your voice, the festival begins!

Festival Program

With your contributions we would like to create the festival program of the Civil Voices Festival, which we imagine as a many-voiced choir in which civil society organizations from different fields of work can share their experiences, their knowledge, their work and their dreams.

What would make you happy at this year's Civil Voices Festival? Write us here who you would like to see and hear at the festival.

30 September 2022, Friday

PARTICIPATION SPOT

WELLBEING SPOT

AESTHETIC SPOT

GRASS AMPHITHEATRE

WE FINALLY REACHED THE SQUARE

GAME SPOT 1

GAME SPOT 2

EXHIBITION SPOT

STGM SPOT

09:30 - 09:45 ASAM Children's Choir "Al Farah"
09:30 - 09:45 SGDD-ASAM Al Farah Çocuk Korosu|  Apply to the Event
10:00 - 10:20 Opening Remarks
  • Phd. Yakup Levent Korkut- STGM Board Chairman
  • Nikolaus Meyer-Laundrut - Ambassador, Delegation European Union to Turkey
10:00 - 10:20 Açılış Konuşmaları|  Apply to the Event
10:30 - 12:30 Get Together, Make the World Better I Civil Society: Myths and Realities
10:30 - 12:00 Dünyayı ÖRGÜTLENEREK İyileştirmek I Sivil Toplum: Mitler ve Gerçekler|  Apply to the Event
13:30 - 15:00 Introduction of EU Civil Society Guidelines

EU TACSO 3 Project

13:30 - 15:00 AB Sivil Toplum Rehberlerinin Tanıtımı |  Apply to the Event
15:10 - 16:25 Those who built #theirworlds

Sivil Düşün

15:10 - 16:25 Kendi #dünyaları.nı Kuranlar|  Apply to the Event
16:35 - 18:05 What is social cohesion and why is it necessary?

Human Resource Development Foundation

16:35 - 18:05 Sosyal Uyum Nedir ve Neden Gereklidir?|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:15 Enhance Your Digital Capacity and Strengthen Your Rights-Based Work with TechSoup!

TechSoup Türkiye

13:15 - 14:15 TechSoup ile Dijital Kapasitenizi Geliştirin, Hak Temelli Çalışmalarınızı Güçlendirin!|  Apply to the Event
14:30 - 15:30 Violence and Violations Against the Elderly

SENEX: Association for the Study of Ageing

14:30 - 15:30 Yaşlılara Yönelik Şiddet ve İhlaller|  Apply to the Event
15:45 - 16:45 We Talk About Safe Relationships

Association for Combating Sexual Violence

15:45 - 16:45 Güvenli İlişkiler Üzerine Konuşuyoruz|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:15 Erasmus Plus and ESC Information

PI Youth Association

13:15 - 14:15 Erasmus Plus ve ESC Bilgilendirme|  Apply to the Event
14:30 - 16:00 Public Toilets: As Rights Area

Association of Contribution to Civil Society

14:30 - 16:00 Bir Hak Alanı Olarak Kamusal Tuvaletler|  Apply to the Event
15:40 - 16:10 Who Lives in the Northern Forests?

Northern Forests Association

15:40 - 16:10 Kuzey Ormanları'nda Kimler Yaşar?|  Apply to the Event
11:50 - 12:15 ASAM Children's Choir "Al Farah" Performance
11:50 - 12:15 SGDD-ASAM Al Farah Çocuk Korosu|  Apply to the Event
12:15 - 15:15 Gender of the Street

Association for Monitoring Gender Equality (CEID)

12:15 - 15:15 Sokağın Cinsiyeti|  Apply to the Event
15:20 - 15:50 Natural Rhythm Workshop

Women's Culture, Art and Literature Association (KASED)

15:20 - 15:50 Doğal Ritm Atölyesi|  Apply to the Event
16:00 - 16:30 Film Screening: Another City Request: Urban Gardens

Atölye Deneme Art and Ecology Association

16:00 - 16:30 Film Gösterimi: Başka Bir Kent Talebi: Kent Bostanları|  Apply to the Event
16:45 - 17:05 Film Screening: Student Struggle in Turkey: Solidarity Strengthens!

Sivil Alan Studies

16:45 - 17:05 Fim Gösterimi: Türkiye’de Öğrenci Mücadelesi: Dayanışma Güçlendirir!|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:00 Improvisation African Polyphonic Vocal Workshop

Müzikist Association

13:15 - 14:00 Doğaçlama Afrikan Polifonik Vokal Atölyesi|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:15 Board game: Journey to the New Planet

Association of -25

13:15 - 14:15 Kutu oyunu: Yeni Gezegene Yolculuk|  Apply to the Event
14:30 - 15:30 Paper Circuit Workshop

SistersLab | Women's Association in Science and Technology

14:30 - 15:30 Kağıt Devre Atölyesi|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:15 Board game: Side by Side in the Same World

İZ Association in Individual and Community Mental Health | Bir İZ

13:15 - 14:15 Kutu oyunu: Aynı Dünyada Yan Yana|  Apply to the Event
16:00 - 17:00 Board game: The Most: The Most Played, The Most Wins

Spina Bifida Association of Turkey

16:00 - 17:00 Kutu oyunu: Ençokk: Ençok Oynayan Ençok Kazanır|  Apply to the Event
Nature's Scream

Women Photographers Association

Doğanın Çığlığı|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:15 STOK Presentation

STGM

13:15 - 14:15 STOK Tanıtımı|  Apply to the Event
14:30 - 15:30 Information Centre Presentation

STGM

14:30 - 15:30 Bilgi Merkezi Tanıtımı|  Apply to the Event

1 October 2022, Saturday

PARTICIPATION SPOT

WELLBEING SPOT

AESTHETIC SPOT

GRASS AMPHITHEATRE

WE FINALLY REACHED THE SQUARE

GAME SPOT 1

GAME SPOT 2

EXHIBITION SPOT

STGM SPOT

09:30 - 09:50 The Magical Power Of Goodness

Good Things Association

09:30 - 09:50 İyiliğin Sihirli Gücü|  Apply to the Event
09:55 - 12:00 Being Strong in the FIELD / STREET Today Civil Society: Historical Possibilities and Current Opportunities
09:55 - 12:00 Bugün ALANDA/SOKAKTA Güçlü Olmak I Sivil Toplum: Tarihsel Olanaklar ve Güncel Fırsatlar|  Apply to the Event
13:30 - 14:15 ASAM Migration Academy Migration Talks: Migration and GastroEmpathy

ASAM Migration Academy

13:30 - 14:15 SGDD Göç Akademisi Göç Sohbetleri: Göç ve GastroEmpati|  Apply to the Event
14:40 - 15:40 Child Rights and Child Participation

International Children's Centre

14:40 - 15:40 Çocuk Hakları ve Çocuk Katılımı|  Apply to the Event
15:50 - 16:50 Business World and Human Rights Square Meeting

Development Workshop

15:50 - 16:50 İş Dünyası ve İnsan Hakları Çalışmalarında Sivil Toplumun Rolü|  Apply to the Event
14:40 - 15:40 Designing the Design

Roof Coliving Coexistence and Social Design Association

14:40 - 15:40 Tasarımı Tasarlamak|  Apply to the Event
15:50 - 16:50 Digital Security for CSOs

Digital Communication Association

15:50 - 16:50 Sivil Toplum için Temel İnternet Güvenliği ve Mahremiyet Araçları|  Apply to the Event
17:00 - 18:00 Do you know who I am?

TOY Youth Association

17:00 - 18:00 Sen Benim Kim Olduğumu Biliyor Musun?|  Apply to the Event
15:40 - 16:40 Towards the Union of Theatre Cooperatives

Theatre Cooperative

15:40 - 16:40 Tiyatro Kooperatifleri Birliğine Doğru|  Apply to the Event
16:50 - 17:50 HPV Vaccine Free

Right to Health Association

16:50 - 17:50 HPV Aşısı Ücretsiz Olsun|  Apply to the Event
13:30 - 14:00 SERÇEV Choir

Association for Children with Cerebral Palsy

13:30 - 14:00 SERÇEV Korosu|  Apply to the Event
14:30 - 15:00 Film Screening: Wall

Association of World Doctors

14:30 - 15:00 Film Gösterimi: Duvar|  Apply to the Event
15:00 - 15:45 Film Screening: Leading Women of Seyhan

Housewives Solidarity and Development Association

15:00 - 15:45 Film Gösterimi: Seyhan'ın Lider Kadınları|  Apply to the Event
15:45 - 16:05 Film Screening: Disasters and Solidarity / One Support One Home

Needs Map

15:45 - 16:05 Film Gösterimi: Afetler ve Dayanışma / Bir Destek Bir Yuva |  Apply to the Event
15:40 - 16:40 Tandem Cycling

Co-Pedal Association

15:40 - 16:40 Tandem Bisiklet Sürüşü|  Apply to the Event
13:30 - 14:30 Informans: Story Mapping from Kaz Mountains to Kaçkars

A Seed Foundation

13:30 - 14:30 İnformans: Kazdağları'ndan Kaçkarlara Hikayeler Haritası|  Apply to the Event
15:00 - 16:00 Collective Design of a City Map

Lavarla

15:00 - 16:00 Bir Kent Haritasının Kolektif Tasarımı|  Apply to the Event
16:00 - 17:00 Laughing Gloves

Laughter Heals Association

16:00 - 17:00 Güldüren Eldivenim|  Apply to the Event
13:30 - 14:30 Board game: Play for Change

Anadolu Kültür

13:30 - 14:30 Kutu oyunu: Değişim için Oyna|  Apply to the Event
15:00 - 16:00 Collective Design of a City Map

Lavarla

15:00 - 16:00 Bir Kent Haritasının Kolektif Tasarımı|  Apply to the Event
Zigana Butterflies

Zigana Nature School

Zigana Kelebekleri|  Apply to the Event
13:15 - 14:15 STOK Presentation

STGM

13:15 - 14:15 STOK Tanıtımı|  Apply to the Event
14:30 - 15:30 Information Centre Presentation

STGM

14:30 - 15:30 Bilgi Merkezi Tanıtımı|  Apply to the Event
13:30 - 14:15 A Thousand Cranes One Hope

Turkish Education Association

13:30 - 14:15 Bin Turna Bir Umut |  Apply to the Event

Speakers

The event will present organizations and professionals from Turkey and abroad working in various fields of civil society.

Malin Stawe

Embassy of Sweden, Counsellor / Head of Pre-Accession & Humanitarian Assistance

Dr. Levent Korkut

STGM Chairman of Executive Board

Bülent Özcan

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs, Acting Director General for Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation

İpek Özbey

Hürriyet Daily, Columnist

Andre Etienne Lys

Delegation of European Union to Turkey, Head of Section Operations, Minister Counsellor

Bülent Özcan

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs, Acting Director General for Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation

Gerasimos Kouvaras

ActionAid Greece, General Director

Dr. Levent Korkut

STGM Chairman of Executive Board

Events

At the Civil Voices Festival, which we are organizing for the fifth time this year under the slogan Civil Society is You: Participation, Wellbeing, Aesthetic #inyourvoice!

The two-day festival will feature panel discussions regarding civil society issues with guests from Turkey and abroad, workshops, events, various exhibitions and stage performances organized by civil society organizations.

SGDD-ASAM Al Farah Children's Choir-Come guys let's tell the world the truth

Event Managers:
SGDD-ASAM Al Farah Children's Choir
Moderatör:
Panelistler:

The activities of the SGDD-ASAM Al Farah Children's Choir, which started with the gathering of Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan and Turkish children in SGDD-ASAM centers in 2016, continue to work in SGDD-ASAM centers in many provinces today and open their doors to all asylum seekers and children from the local community between the ages of 10-19. It hurts.


SGDD-ASAM Al Farah Children's Choir, which provides a special musical experience to its listeners with the works they sing in Turkish and Arabic, continues to work in the cities of Ankara, Gaziantep, Mersin, Adana, Kayseri, Istanbul, Bursa and İzmir.


Children participating in choir activities with the aim of bringing together children of many nationalities and supporting the harmonious coexistence of children; Happiness, confidence, develops music and emotional skills in teamwork.


Children who add many pieces to their repertoire with the trainings given on Saturdays at SGDD-ASAM centers can also play many musical instruments.


Children, who have succeeded in being a “collection of individuals who think together” from an early age, express that they are happy in their studies, and that the excitement they experience in music education affects them positively in their daily life and school life.

SGDD - ASAM
30 September 2022, Friday | 09:30-09:45
Participation Spot
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Get Together, Make The World Better Civil Society: Myths And Realities

Event Managers:
Moderatör:
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This session focuses on the place and role of civil society and non-governmental organizations in our society. The questions that will form the framework of the session are as follows;

  • Does civil society have an impact in the recent history of Turkey and the world?
  • Especially, but not limited to Turkey, is there a political/institutional infrastructure in which non-governmental organizations can play a role that can meet these expectations in terms of participation in decision-making processes or production of public services?
  • Does civil society have a mass role that could be the source of criticism that it “deepened the fragmentation of social opposition”? Or how much of an impact has it had?
  • Even before the security policies that emerged after September 11, is it possible for civil society to overcome the weaknesses of participatory democracy?
  • If we accept civil society as the "fundamental element of democracy" and the "subject of social change", two fundamental problems arise, such as "representation" and "social legitimacy". These problems are often tried to be overcome through pluralism. Does seeing social change as a result of the actions of civil society rather than the goal of civil society eliminates the problem of representation that non-governmental organizations often cannot answer?
  • In the relevant literature and policy documents, we see that there is a "state-citizen (active citizen)" relationship that is expected in a democratic state of law. However, both our observations/experiences and the literature show us that this “relationship” is quite platonic. Can civil society eradicate the pathologies in this relationship? To what extent/what aspects can/can't it?
  • Is it possible to acceptCSOs as a whole as a social movement/opposition?
  • Can CSOs be a revolutionary or transformative subject?
  • We see that some non-governmental organizations define their ground of existence and legitimacy only through their contributions and improvements (children working on the street, women, LGTBI+ individuals, wetlands, lost ancestral seeds, improving the changing climate, and thousands more). On the other hand, there are much higher expectations from non-governmental organizations such as democracy, participation, change and transformation. Is the gap between these two approaches as big as we thought?
  • Similarly, what unites the organizations of civil society that have come together for leisure activities, socialization, hobby, sports and art groups, and organizations that demand “political participation”?
STGM
30 September 2022| Friday- 10:30-12:30
Participation Spot
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Introduction of EU Civil Society Guidelines

Event Managers:
Özge Konuralp
Moderatör:
Panelistler:

In the session to be held at the Civil Voices Festival, information will be given about the contents of the EU Civil Society Guidelines and how these guides can be used by the EU, governments and non-governmental organizations.


The first version of the EU Civil Society Guidelines (2014-2020) was developed in 2013 through a consultation process involving key stakeholders in the region. The updated EU Civil Society Guidelines (2021-2027) are a key document for the EU's support for civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

EU TACSO 3 Project
30 September 2022| Friday-13:30-15:00
Participation Spot
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Those who build their own #worlds

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Civil Think team "Since we want change, we must be stronger!" He will tell the stories of those who find the power to change and share the change in the workshop he will conduct at the Civil Voices Festival organized with the motto of Civil Voices. The workshop will be hosted by three inspiring community-based work owners who built their own #worlds with the support of Civil Think.

Sivil Düşün
30 September 2022| Friday 15:10-16:25
Participation Spot
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Enhance Your Digital Capacity with TechSoup Strengthen Your Rights-Based Work!

Event Managers:
Kenan Dursun
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In the workshop, how non-governmental organizations can benefit from TechSoup and what they can do to strengthen their digital capacities will be discussed. Good examples from the field and sharing of experiences will also be conveyed at the meeting.

TechSoup Türkiye
30 September 2022|Friday - 13:15-14:15
Wellbeing Spot
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30 September 2022|Friday- 14:30-15:30

Event Managers:
Fulya Uzuner and Ayşe Keskin
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Panelistler:

Senex Monitoring, which started in January 2021 and aims to monitor and report violence, neglect, violation and discrimination against the elderly, is a media monitoring study covering the analysis of news in the national media. With the workshop to be organized, it is aimed to raise awareness and disseminate the findings of the study by drawing attention to violence, neglect, violation and discrimination against the elderly in the contents in the media.

SENEX: Association for the Study of Aging
30 September 2022|Friday- 14:30-15:30
Wellbeing Spot
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We Talk About Safe Relationships

Event Managers:
Tuğba Yavuz and Burcu Uçuran
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In this workshop, CŞMD has been carrying on since 2017 with the focus of safe relations and dating violence. Within the scope of the Youth Programme, he will share with the participants the group discussion and information transfer on the concepts of safe relationships, dating violence, cycle of violence and approval for young people and experts working with young people.

Association for Combating Sexual Violence
30 September 2022|Friday- 15:40-16:40
Wellbeing Spot
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Erasmus Plus and ESC Information

Event Managers:
Seda Şahin and Begüm İntepeler
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Panelistler:

In this workshop, information will be given about the ESC Erasmus Plus program, which supports young people between the ages of 18-30 to work voluntarily in different non-governmental organizations in Europe.

In the workshop, information will be given on the content of the program, application sites and areas, application forms, preparing a CV in Europass format and writing a motivation letter.

PI Youth Association
30 September 2022|Friday-13:15-14:15
Aesthetic Spot
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Public Toilets as a Right Area

Event Managers:
Hamit Levent Evci
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Panelistler:

Within the scope of the workshop, public toilets, which are one of our living spaces and are also a gender discussion area, will be discussed as a right area.


Through the workshop, toilets will be handled as a right area discussion and women, LGBTI+s, children, people with disabilities, blacks, people living with certain diseases, etc. will be discussed. A discussion area will be set up on how public toilets for groups can be built as accessible, safe and inclusive.

Civil Society Plus Association
30 September 2022|Friday-14:30-16:00
Aesthetic Spot
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Who Lives in the Northern Forests?

Event Managers:
Banu Uzpeder and Başar Alipaça
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Panelistler:

There are still tens of millions of trees in the Northern Forests called "are there any trees left". While living and wild life coexist in harmony in this rich ecosystem, the Northern Forests Research Association will tell the life advocates of this ecosystem, which is said to be finished, as a story of hope.

Northern Forests Association
30 September 2022|Friday-15:40-16:10
Aesthetic Spot
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Password: Participation - Does Child Participation Have a Reasonable Ground for You? - ICHILD

Event Managers:
Zeynep Betül Demirses and Ege Bayoğlu
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Panelistler:

The event aims to create an environment for discussion and sharing with adults about the perception of childhood and child participation.

ICHILD
30 September 2022|Friday-16:20-17:20
Aesthetic Spot
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Gender of the street

Event Managers:
Funda Şenol Cantek, Ülker Şener and Hasan Kürşat Akcan
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In this workshop to monitor how gender relations are experienced in the public sphere, the participants will record their impressions by walking on the chosen routes. Along the route they walk, they will evaluate the street in terms of being safe and inclusive for individuals of different gender identities, allowing mixed sociability and leisure activities.

Gender Equality Monitoring Association (CEID)
30 September 2022|Friday- 12:15-15:15
Grass Amphitheatre
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Natural Rhythm Workshop

Event Managers:
Salihe Ayata Dane and Devrim Demir
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In the natural rhythm workshop, which consists entirely of musical instruments (plastic bottles, rice, teaspoons, plates, etc.) made from waste materials, a performance will be performed by keeping the rhythm of a song determined with these instruments.

Women's Culture, Art and Literature Association (KASED)
30 September 2022|Friday-15:20-15:50
Grass Amphitheatre
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Film Screening: Another City Demand: Urban Gardens

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The documentary City Gardens takes a close look at the communities that set out with the demand for another city in Izmir. City gardens, established with the ideal of a sustainable and fair city, look at the future of İzmir from an alternative perspective.

Workshop Trial Art and Ecology Association
30 September 2022|Friday-15:45-16:15
Grass Amphitheatre
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Film Screening: Student Struggle in Turkey: Solidarity Strengthens!

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This documentary was prepared to remind the achievements of student solidarity and activism in Turkey. The solidarity of the students who came together against the increasing pressures on the campuses, the administrations that remain silent against sexual harassment and attacks, the high price hikes in the dormitories and cafeterias, and the prevention of club activities, is in this short film with the expression of the students.

Civil Field Studies
30 September 2022|Friday-16:45 - 17:05
Grass Amphitheatre
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Improvisation Afrikan Polyphonic Vocal Workshop

Event Managers:
Onur Kahvecioğlu and Vildan Kalkanlı
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Participants form a circle. After the warm-up movements, the group makes small musical productions with ostinato rhythm repetitions. Getting used to the circle and making sounds, the group then becomes part of a polyphonic musical production with African melodies.

Musicist Association
30 September 2022|Friday-13:15-14:00
Finally We Met Square
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Board game: Journey to the New Planet

Event Managers:
Erhan Özcan and Tuğba Akkoyun
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In the board game, which is designed with the aim of teaching children's rights and distinguishing between wants and needs, the participants are told that there is a new planet, they are the chosen passengers and they are given cards with the items they can take with them. Then it is said that during the journey, the space shuttle broke down and they had to reduce the items. It is discussed what the basic needs are to live through this elimination.

Minus 25 Association
30 September 2022|Friday-13:15-14:15
Game Spot 1
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Paper Circuit Workshop - SistersLab

Event Managers:
Nihal Güngör and Bircan Özmen
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t is a workshop where people will learn how to make their own paper circuits, circuit elements and circuit shapes, they will have prepared their own lighted paper circuits at the end of the workshop, people of all ages can participate and people who come to the festival can build their own electronic circuit with 10-minute workshops.

Women's Association in Science and Technology
30 September 2022|Friday-14:30-15:30
Game Spot 1
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Board game: Side by Side in the Same World

Event Managers:
Gökhan Fidan and Hayrulnisa Üstündağ
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The 'Side by Side in the Same World' game, developed as part of the Side by Side All Over Turkey Project, was developed for young people from different cultures or nationalities to socialize and have fun together, discover intercultural similarities and diversity, and experience feelings of equality and togetherness by getting rid of prejudices about what is different.


The game, played in two groups, was designed in a format where young individuals learn from each other as a team, gain new knowledge through mutual interaction without competition and progress together.


The category cards, which are prepared to develop a sense of curiosity about universal values and common heritage with their peers for 1 hour, are enriched with 'Action Cards' that allow young people to act together as a group and have a pleasant time, as well as to learn interesting information in the game.

İZ Association in Individual and Community Mental Health | Bir İZ
30 September 2022|Friday-13:15-14:15
Game Spot 2
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Board game: Most: Most Played Most Wins

Event Managers:
Selen Kaynak and Burhan Elli
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ENÇOKK's box and mobile game was developed within the scope of the EU-supported "Active Participation of Disabled Children in Decision-Making Process" project for disabled and non-disabled children to learn about their rights through play. The game, designed for children aged 11-18, was tried to be as accessible as possible for children with disabilities. With this event, it is aimed to introduce and disseminate the game to human rights activists, NGOs working with/reaching children.

Turkish Spina Bifida Association
30 September 2022|Friday-16.00-17:00
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Main Panel: Being strong in the FIELD / STREET today Civil Society: Historical Possibilities and Current Opportunities

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In this panel, the opportunities of non-governmental organizations in today's Turkey to create a change in their own fields or in the whole society will be discussed, and the opportunities offered by the current conjuncture will be discussed.

  • This discussion will be conducted around the following questions.
  • Today's non-governmental organizations are the product of which heritage? What are the strengths brought by this legacy?
  • Is civil society really weak in Turkey?
  • How can the spread of digital technologies and the breakthrough of new types of socialization opportunities strengthen traditional organizations?
  • Today, it is observed that most of the non-governmental organizations have the problem/agenda of spreading their work to a wide range of generations. Are there opportunities to strengthen this intergenerational work?
  • What is the situation in terms of intra-organizational democracies in Turkey? What needs to be done for more participatory organizations?
STGM
1 October 2022 |Saturday -09:55-12:00
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Migration Conversations: Migration and GastroEmpathy

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SGDD-ASAM Deputy General Coordinator Atty. Aysegul Yalcin Eris
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Dr. Instructor Member Z. Begüm Kalyoncu Atasoy-Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Prof. dr. Okan Cem Çırakoğlu Baskent University Department of Psychology

In the interview to be organized by SGDD-ASAM Migration Academy, it will be discussed how immigrants enrich the culinary culture they carry to their destinations and how they unite societies. In the talk, the adaptation process of immigrants to get used to the food culture of the country they come from, the effects of experiences during and after migration on social well-being and mental health will be explained under the title of "GastroEmpathy" by combining the concepts of "Gastronomy" and "Empathy".

ASAM Migration Academy
1 October 2022 |Saturday-13:30-14:15
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Child Rights and Child Participation

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A study will be conducted with the aim of encouraging discussion on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the workshop "Children's Rights and Child Participation" to be conducted by the International Children's Center. After a short introduction at the event, the participants will be divided into groups. 15-minute group work "Who is a Child? What is Childhood? What is Child Rights and Why Does It Exist? What is the difference between children's rights and human rights?" will be based on questions such as The highlights of the discussion after the group work will be presented on the Child Rights Tree map.


International Children's Center (ICC)
1 October 2022 |Saturday-14:40-15:40
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Business World and Human Rights Square Meeting

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Selin Ayaeş and Ertan Karabıyık
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To discuss the role of civil society in the context of the developments regarding the observance of human rights in production processes all over the world, to monitor and evaluate the reflections of the transformation in this field within the country.

Development Workshop
1 October 2022 |Saturday-15:50-16:50
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Designing the Design

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Yaren Barlas and Abdulkerim Karaoğlu
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In the Designing Design workshop, Jesko Fezer wrote, "What would design look like if it had been inspired by an open, procedural, micro-political, interventionist, communicative and participatory approach to dealing with everyday urban life? Would it be doomed to be a mere element in the commodified colonization of social spaces; or would it be a mere element in the commodified colonization of social spaces? And could it be a strategic tool that could make a substantial contribution to the social city with its social character?" The reflections of this discussion will be designed as a children's book by taking inspiration from different children's books.

Roof Coliving
1 October 2022 |Saturday-14:40-15:40
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Essential Internet Security and Privacy Tools for Civil Society

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Şevket Uyanık and Ezgi Ece Aşkıngil Uyanık
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This workshop focuses on topics such as data security, creating strong passwords, e-mail security and privacy against digital attacks that have been seen frequently in recent times. The event titles are as follows:

  • Protection of personal data
  • What is Phishing and how to protect it?
  • Creating and managing strong passwords
  • Free Software / Open source code
  • secure communication
  • Email security
  • Browsers, plug-ins and secure file sending
  • Search engine security
  • Smartphone security
  • Apps and permissions
Digital Communication Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday-15:50-16:50
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Do you know who I am?

Event Managers:
Ceren Bala Teke and Gökçe Yetkin
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Many individuals who work voluntarily or professionally in the field of civil society experience deficiencies in reading legislation. In this workshop, Toy Youth Association will share its experiences with other NGOs through a small youth assembly and non-formal education methods

In the workshop, as the first step of the training, the participants will be divided into two groups and work on the "norm hierarchy". Then, the legislation on children's rights will be read and evaluated. In the third step of the training, two circles, one wide and one narrow, will be established. The narrow circle will take place in the middle and the participants who want to talk will both talk about the problems of young people and work on reading legislation in the narrow circle.


TOY Youth Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday-17:00-18:00
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Intersex Rights Advocacy Experience Transfer in Turkey

Event Managers:
Belgin Günay, Zeynep Keskin and Yasemin Bahar
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How did intersex rights advocacy, which started as late as the late 2000s in Turkey, overcome the deep intersex invisibility? What have we done so far? What is our target? What have we changed and what will we change? Experience will be transferred through questions.

Inter Solidarity
1 October 2022 |Saturday-13:30-14:15
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Rights-Based Journalism and Disability News Analysis Workshop

Event Managers:
Dudu Karaman Dinç
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In this workshop, rights-based journalism and disability news analysis will be done. First, with a short presentation, what is rights-based journalism, the way the news about the disabled are handled in the press, the approach of the press to disadvantaged groups, etc. information will be given on the subject. Afterwards, suggestions for solutions, what non-governmental organizations can do for the development of rights-based journalism in their fields and what they can do to strengthen advocacy will be discussed.

Denizli Autism Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday- 14:30-15:30
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Towards the Union of Theater Cooperatives

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Volkan Yosunlu and Fisun Eşki
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In the panel, Theater Cooperative Board Member Volkan Yosunlu and General Coordinator Fisun Eşki discussed the organization and cooperativeization process of private theaters throughout Turkey; He will talk about the Cooperative Union Initiative, a power union representing 121 private theaters, formed by 7 social cooperatives operating in different regions of Turkey, and the efforts to establish a cooperative union.

Theater Cooperative
1 October 2022 |Saturday-15:40-16:40
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Get HPV Vaccine Free

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Kevser Özcan and Elif Paklac
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In this workshop, where a brief information about the HPV Vaccine will be given, a study will be conducted on why the HPV vaccine should be free.

Right to Health Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday-16:50-17:50
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Film Screening: Wall

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"The Wall" is a documentary short film about the living conditions of refugees working as seasonal agricultural workers, inspired by a real event.

World Doctors Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday-14:30-15:00
Grass Amphitheatre
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Film Screening: Leading Women of Seyhan

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Adana women are getting stronger with solidarity, they are starting the change from their neighborhoods. In this documentary, women from various neighborhoods of Seyhan describe their changing lives with the education based on gender equality, their adventures in participating in production, education, all areas of life and democratic decision-making mechanisms, and becoming active citizens.

Housewives Solidarity and Development Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday-15:00-15:45
Grass Amphitheatre
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Film Gösterimi: Afetler ve Dayanışma/ Bir Destek Bir Yuva

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Needs Map
1 October 2022 |Saturday-15:45-16:05
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Collective Design of a City Map

Event Managers:
Seren Erciyas and Sema Çavdar
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In the workshop to be conducted by Lavarla, the stages of collective work in a project will be explained by designing the idea of thematic city maps with the participants.

A brief overview of the collaborations and processes for Lavarla's Compass map will be given. Afterwards, teams of 3 people will be asked to draw up a thematic route with a maximum of 10 stops from a city they know. can join.

Lavarla
1 October 2022 |Saturday -15:00-16:00
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Event Managers:
Nazimet Tan and Songül Bayram
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In this workshop, fun characters will be created with latex gloves.

Laughing Heals Association
1 October 2022 |Saturday-16:00-16:45
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Board game: Play for Change

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Beril Sönmez ve Ekin Su Birinci
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In this workshop, a board game will be played, which aims to raise awareness of discrimination, to create a pluralistic discussion environment, and to introduce activists who are also involved in rights-based civil movements, focusing on bringing creative action proposals to rights violations.

Anatolian Culture
1 October 2022 |Saturday 13:30-14:30
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Collective Design of a City Map

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Seren Erciyas and Sema Çavdar
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In the workshop to be conducted by Lavarla, the stages of collective work in a project will be explained by designing the idea of thematic city maps with the participants.

Lavarla
1 October 2022 |Saturday -15:00-16:00
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What is Social Cohesion and Why is it Necessary?

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İris Bilen
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Social Cohesion is a term we hear a lot lately. You are invited to talk about the position and meaning of this new term in the perspective of Turkey and immigration, and to fill in the bottom of this title together.

In this workshop, the definition of social cohesion will be made together with the coordinator, the cultural intersections of the countries from which we often migrated and Turkey will be explored, and the answer to how to find a common ground about why social cohesion is necessary will be sought.

Human Resource Development Foundation (İKGV)
30 September 2022|Friday16.:35-18:05
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A Thousand Cranes One Hope

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Pınar Yılmaz
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According to a Japanese tradition, if a person folds a paper crane, their wish will come true. In Turkish culture, the crane is the symbol of happiness, hope and abundance, and we have many wishes for the bright future of our children. We fold our cranes for our successful but financially underprivileged children who study in public schools.

Turkish Education Foundation
1 October 2022 |Saturday-13:30-14:15
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Festival Venue

TED University
Ön Cebeci,
Ziya Gökalp Caddesi
48/A, 06420
Çankaya/ANKARA

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Believing that the world will be a better and more beautiful place "by means of civil society" we invite CSOs to our festival to share what has changed thanks to your efforts, to make your voice heard more, and to share your work. Come, let our colorful voices lift each other up!

The festival application form can be found here. Deadline to register for the festival: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Depending on the evaluation, the accommodation and travel costs of the selected CSO representatives will be covered by STGM.

You can follow developments regarding the festival at www.stgm.org.tr/en and contact us at sivilsesler@stgm.org.tr.