THE HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN (HREP)
WHAT IS HREP?
Touching the lives of over 15 thousand women across Turkey and in Cyprus ever since it was inaugurated in 1995, the Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP) is one of the most widely-implemented, sustainable, and comprehensive rights education programs in Turkey as well as globally. Run in collaboration with the General Directorate of Social Services and Child Protection (SHÇEK) at community centers between 1998 and 2011, municipalities and women’s organizations replaced SHÇEK as the program’s main partners after SHÇEK was disbanded in 2011. Currently implemented by a large number of municipalities and women’s organizations, HREP was recognized in 2004 as “one of the best tactics in human rights worldwide” by the New Tactics in Human Rights Program of the Center for Victims of Torture.