Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways (WWHR-New Ways) is an independent women’s non-governmental organization that advocates for women’s human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey and on the international level. It was founded in 1993 with the aim of promoting women’s human rights in Turkey and around the globe. Its name was inspired by the affirmation of women’s rights as human rights in the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna the same year. WWHR-New Ways supports the active and widespread participation of women in the establishment and maintenance of a democratic, egalitarian and peaceful social order as free individuals and equal citizens on both the national and international level.
Over the years WWHR-New Ways has become a well-known women’s organization not only in Turkey but across the globe. With the persistent activism, advocacy work and networking efforts it has carried out ever since its founding, it has contributed to numerous legal reforms, an increased rights awareness and the realization of women’s human rights in Turkey, as well as working for the advancement of sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies, and promoting women’s human rights at the United Nations (UN) level.