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What and how we can demand from local governments?

Saturday, October 13, 2018

“The most important answer of what can we demand is the social municipality approach.”

In the last session of the first day of the Activism School on Local Governments, Volkan Gültekin had a speech on the demands from local governments. Gültekin started his speech with the introduction of local government administrations.

Mentioning their works conducted with Akdeniz Municipality, underlining the importance of participation for our demands in local level.

“The most important answer of what can we demand is the social municipality approach. This approach means that municipal services is provided equally for women, LGBTI+s, refugees, children, and people with disability. For the equal citizenship, LGBTI+ organizations should demand for this.”

At the end of his speech, Gültekin emphasized the importance of cooperative system, and told that the system could be a new way of solidarity. 

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*Activism School on Local Governments is also a part the joint project, The Time is Now: Consolidating Regional Efforts for Advancing LGBTI Rights and Equality in the Western Balkans and Turkey, which has been conducted among the member organizations of LGBTI Equal Rights and Association for Western Balkans and Turkey (ERA) and financed by European Union.

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