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UNICEF Turkey Humanitarian Situation Report

UNICEF Turkey Humanitarian Situation Report #9 – MAY 2017

Child Friendly Cities Catalogue


UNICEF Turkey has implemented a Child Friendly Cities Project together with 10 municipalities with the financial support of IKEA Turkey and the UNICEF Turkish National Committee in order to support the municipalities in their efforts to design child friendly policies and programmes. In order to ensure collaboration and coordination among the relevant partners, the Turkish Ministry of Interior Local Administrations Directorate General (MoI- LADG), Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) and World Academy for Local Government and Democracy took role in the national coordination of the project. Urbanization in Turkey grows so fast with the growing economy, industrialization and migration from rural to urban. In this dynamic process of change, needs of the children are often ignored or their best interests are not prioritized although children of Turkey composes one third of the overall population. For the realization of children’s rights at the local level, municipalities have a great role to play. Municipalities are the best platforms in which problems can be identified and meet with the solutions with the participation of local people. The key is to make the children active agents of this change.


Evaluation of Psychosocial Support Programs Implemented After VAN ERCİŞ Earthquake 2015

The 2011 Van-Erciş earthquakes and their catastrophic repercussions activated and mobilized numerous national and international institutions. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies (MoFSP), who holds the main responsibility for psychosocial support, implemented several intervention programs in collaboration with UNICEF in order to enable survivors of the earthquake to return, to a certain degree, to their normal lives. The report aims to objectively appraise the achievements of the psychosocial programs applied as well as the difficulties experienced during the process. In this study, suggested solutions are presented to inform psychosocial programs to be implemented in the future and to prevent the problems that were faced from recurring.

Report on the Role of Social Work in Juvenile Justice

With a special focus on the CEE/CIS region, this guidebook provides a brief insight on the key roles of social work and social workers within the different levels of the juvenile justice system such as detention, trial, probation and diversion.

CONDITIONAL RELEASE SYSTEMS FOR CHILDREN IN FIVE COUNTRIES AND IN TURKEY/ 2014

This report provides an overview of the youth justice practices of five EU member states (Austria, England and Wales, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain) and a comparative assessment of the situation in Turkey with particular focus on the system leading to a child’s release from detention.

INTERVIEW ROOMS FOR CHILDREN/ 2014

Needs, Examples of Best Practices and Standards for Child Friendly Interview



Children heard before Courts as witnesses, offenders or victims are particularly vulnerable. Child-specific procedures and spaces are required for the rights of such children to be respected, and to prevent re-victimisation through repetitive hearings. This report explores, illustrates and makes recommendations for existing physical, technical and procedural standards of Child-Friendly Interview rooms in different countries. 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN / December 2013

The “International Symposium on Justice for Children” was held between 5-7 December 2012 in Ankara, Turkey, under the leadership of the Justice Academy. It covered three topics: Protection/Prevention, Judiciary procedures/Trial and Execution of decisions and sentences. In this 4 volumes publication, all the papers and the presentations of the symposium are compiled and presented. (Some of the interventions, the opening speeches and plenary sessions’ minutes are available in English). 

COORDINATION STRATEGY DOCUMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES / 2014


The Coordination Strategy Document for Child Protection Services identifies the child protection system model planned to be developed and implemented in Turkey. It presents 10 main strategic goals, including the prevention aspect, and targets to be reached until 2019. (Only available in Turkish). 


COORDINATION STRATEGY DOCUMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES, IMPLEMENTATION PLANS / 2014


The Coordination Strategy Document for Child Protection Services Implementation Plans presents detailed frameworks for the implementation of 10 strategic goals and targets introduced by the main Strategy Document along with the responsible authorities, detailed time frame, budget and indicators of progress. (Only available in Turkish).


COORDINATION STRATEGY DOCUMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / 2014


The Coordination Strategy Document for Child Protection Services Strategy Document sketches out the child protection system model planned to be developed and implemented in Turkey between 2014 and 2019. It presents 10 main strategic goals and targets to be reached, for which inter-sectorial action plans (available in the full Turkish Strategy Document) have been developed and agreed by the Turkish authorities. 


Children of the Recession The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries- Innocenti Report Card 12


The data and observations in this Innocenti Report Card reveal a strong and multifaceted relationship between the impact of the Great Recession on national economies and a decline in children’s well-being since 2008. Children are suffering most, and will bear the consequences longest, in countries where the recession has hit hardest.




For each country, the extent and character of the crisis’s impact on children has been shaped by the


depth of the recession, pre-existing economic conditions, the strength of the social safety net and, most importantly, policy responses. Remarkably, amid this unprecedented social crisis, many countries have managed to limit – or even reduce – child poverty. It was by no means inevitable, then, that children would be the most enduring victims of the recession.


No Lost Generation initiative - One Year Report - Sept 2014

No Lost Generation Initiative – One Year On


Increased investment in education and protection helps safeguard the future of a generation of children affected by Syria crisis


Millions more children at risk as the crisis deepens


POLICY PAPER on Improving Conditional Cash Transfers Programme in Turkey, 2014

This report aims to set some recommendations forth to improve the Conditional Cash Transfers Programme in Turkey. In order to do that the report first portrays the basics of conditional cash transfers, then introduces CCT programmes around the world, namely from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile with a view to describe the basics of these programme and their distinctive features amongst the others. In the third chapter, the case of Turkey is presented in detail to provide background information on the Turkish case before getting into the discussion on how to improve the programme in Turkey. The report presents the key findings of the workshop that was organized on 10 September 2013 in Ankara, Turkey to elaborate on the alternatives for the programme in place in Turkey. The report finishes with a set of recommendations for future considerations.

Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The newly revised third edition of the Handbook provides a detailed reference for the implementation of law, policy and practice to promote and protect the rights of children. It brings together under each article an analysis of the Committee on the Right of the Child’s growing interpretation during its first fourteen years and examination of over 300 of its Concluding Observations following consideration of States’ reports. The Handbook also provides a concise description of the role, power and procedures, and developing activities of the Committee and its appendices include a guide to related United Nations bodies and texts of key instruments.

Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children TURKEY COUNTRY STUDY March 2012

UNICEF and UIS started the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children in 2010; it aims to accelerate the reduction in the number of out-of-school children and strengthen monitoring systems for these children. Currently 25 countries are part of the Initiative, which involves research and activities at the national, regional and global levels; the country report for Turkey has been prepared as part of these efforts. Today, the ratio of children who successfully complete basic education today is higher than it has ever been in the history of the country. Similarly, the ratio of children who benefit from pre-primary education has never been this high. Despite all our hard work, there are still some children in Turkey who do not start basic education or start it late or leave it early. With this report, our goal is to learn more about these children, understand the barriers that keep them from accessing the high quality basic education provided across the country, and help them overcome these barriers.

Indicators for Monitoring of VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GUIDEBOOK

Indicators for Monitoring of VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GUIDEBOOK

Child Well-Being Document


Child Well-Being in Early Years and Women's Employement Policy Paper


KAP Results- Disability and Unknown Facts Infographics


EU REPORT on juvenile delinquency, the role of women, the family and society


Getting the basics right

Report by the GTZ - Sector Policy Advice and Promotion of Girls in Education: Contribution of Early Childhood Development to quality, equity and efficiency in education

LATE ENROLLMENT IN PRIMARY EDUCATION: CAUSES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREVENTION


LATE ENROLLMENT IN PRIMARY EDUCATION: CAUSES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREVENTION



Child Protection Law 4-Year Evaluation Meeting, December 2009/ Meeting Report

Child Protection Law 4-Year Evaluation Meeting, December 2009/ Meeting Report

Analysis of the Situation of Children and Young People in Turkey 2011

Analysing the situation of children and women is an essential part of UNICEF’s work around the world. A situation analysis is conducted regularly in every country where UNICEF works. The situation analysis is usually drawn up once every five years, and is used to draft the programme of cooperation between UNICEF and the government for the next five years. The situation analysis is then updated from time to time.

Analysis of the Situation of Children and Young People in Turkey 2012

Analysing the situation of children and women is an essential part of UNICEF’s work around the world. A situation analysis is conducted regularly in every country where UNICEF works. The situation analysis is usually drawn up once every five years, and is used to draft the programme of cooperation between UNICEF and the government for the next five years. The situation analysis is then updated from time to time.

Research of Effective Parenthood Training on Information/ Approach/ Skill -Turkey


Improving Educational Opportunities For Girls - Lessons from the Past Decade - Report 2003

Many factors shape the environment in which girls receive a basic education government policy and practice, the school system, community practices, religious beliefs, and cultural attitudes and behaviours. Key actors who influence the kind of education (or lack of it) that girls receive include national politicians, community leaders, religious leaders, the business community, the media, teachers, parents and even the girls themselves.


Eliminating Violence Against Children - UNICEF / Inter-Parliamentary Union 2007


Violence against children knows no boundaries. Violence cuts across race, class, religion and culture. In every country of the world there are children who continue to fear and experience violence. No country or region

is immune.



Iodised salt in food manufacture and consumption

A STUDY TOUR OF BULGARIA

Decline in the Under-5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) in Turkey: A Case Study

Decline in the Under-5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) in Turkey: A Case Study

AN ANALYSIS OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD & THE TURKISH LAW - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RESEARCH STUDY ON CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TURKEY- Summary Report 2010


2010 UNDESA report on the World Economic Situation: Rethinking Poverty.

The Report on the World Social Situation 2010 seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. Following the review of global poverty trends contained in chapter II, chapters III and IV reflect on broader issues of measurement, with a view to widening the understanding of poverty in its various dimensions. Chapters V through VIII critically examine the conventional policy framework and popular poverty reduction programmes in the context of the persistence of poverty, rising inequality and lacklustre growth performance in many developing countries until very recently. Chapter IX argues that a commitment to eradicating poverty and to enhancing equity and social integration requires consistent actions directed towards sustainable economic growth, productive employment creation and social development, entailing an integrated approach to economic and social policies for the benefit of all citizens.

Children First - Periodic Report, issue 01/06

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey


A gender review in Education 2003

A gender review in education

The First Children's Forum Ankara, 2000

We are child delegates drawn from the 81 provinces of Turkey. As is the case in many countries of the world, we are endeavouring to help ensure the promotion, expansion, and exercise of children’s rights in our country. We began our activities one year ago today. First, we formed our children’s commissions in all provinces under the guidance of the Social Services and Child Protection Agency in collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministries of National Education, the Interior, Health, and Labour. In each province, our friends of varying backgrounds became familiar with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and expressed their concerns and wishes on these commissions.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org