METU Alumni Association (ODTÜ MD) announced that the “Combating Violence and Harassment Policy Document” was adopted against all kinds of violence and harassment, including gender-based violence, at the general assembly held on April 8th. “We are happy to share with the public the rightful pride of being the first mixed association to accept and implement the document, today, the 12th anniversary of the opening of the Istanbul Convention for signature,” the statement said.
METU MD made a written statement on the “Policy Zone for Combating Violence and Harassment”, which was accepted at the general assembly held on April 8. Here is the description:
“The METU Alumni Association, together with all its members and components, has clearly demonstrated its stance against all forms of violence and harassment, including gender-based violence, with the Policy Document for Combating Violence and Harassment, which was approved at the General Assembly held on April 8, 2023. Our Association; aims to provide its members, employees and guests with a safe and dignified environment completely free from violence and harassment, and to promote a zero-tolerance attitude towards all forms of violence and harassment, including third-party violence and harassment, in a gender-sensitive manner. In this context, with the participation of our members and employees, it is aimed to carry out awareness, awareness and training activities against violence and harassment, taking into account domestic violence.
“NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATION WAS BASED ON THE FORMATION OF THE POLICY DOCUMENT”
All possible violence and harassment will be addressed through effective complaints, investigations, referrals, support and redress mechanisms that respect confidentiality and privacy, are impartial and reliable, and protect against retaliation. For a more effective process management; Comprehensive, inclusive and constructive collaborations will be established with public institutions, non-governmental organizations, workers’ and employers’ organizations. Our Policy Document on Combating Violence and Harassment includes relevant international legislation such as the Istanbul Convention, the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment No. 190, the Convention on the Prevention of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), as well as the Law No. 6284 on the Protection of the Family and the Prevention of Violence Against Women and the Turkish Penal Code. and similar national legislation.
“WE ARE PROUD OF BEING THE FIRST MIXED ASSOCIATION TO ACCEPT AND IMPLEMENT THE POLICY DOCUMENT ON AGAINST VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT”
We are proud of being the first mixed association to adopt and implement the Policy Document on Combating Violence and Harassment in order to adopt and spread the understanding of good and appropriate behavior towards all living things and to prevent all kinds of victimization, as a requirement of the spirit and culture of METU. May 2011) Today, which is its 12th anniversary, we are happy to share it with the public. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the ILO Turkey Office Staff and the President of the Turkish Women’s Associations Federation, Ms. Canan Güllü, who supported us during the preparation of our Policy Paper.”