Since 2014, RET has directly supported more than 247,782 and indirectly benefitted 1,238,901 Syrian refugees and Turkish host community members through 26 projects.
The interventions in Turkey are centered around three pillars:
1) Enhancing the resilience of vulnerable groups with four focused protection approach (child protection, prevention of early forced marriages and child labor, awareness raising and case management.
2) Promoting the socio-economic empowerment and self-resilience of women through a holistic approach focusing on income generation, mentorship, business development, networking and value chain.
3) Empowering youth to become agents for positive change and social cohesion through education, performing arts, community engagement and youth ambassadorship.
These pillars have been implemented through approaches such as skills building, psychosocial support, language training programs, music and arts, vocational training, sexual and reproductive health training, counseling and mentorship. Key themes of interventions in Turkey also include Gender-based Violence prevention and mitigation, safe spaces for young girls and adolescences, youth empowerment, women’s socio-economic empowerment, self-reliance and women’s business networks.
60 Women’s ‘Centers for Livelihoods’ have been built through a national network of business women to support local women’s income generating projects.