for the Support of Women’s Work (KEDV-Kadın Emeğini Değerlendirme Vakfı), has been working since 1986 to empower women most subject to inequalities and to overcome poverty. With this mission, KEDV has a range of programs which support the efforts of low-income
women to improve their lives and strengthen their leadership in local development.
KEDV also supports the establishment of women’s cooperatives and joint businesses organized
and managed by grassroots women, and enhances and sells products from these economic
initiatives. In addition, KEDV establishes childcare centres to increase low-income families’
access to child care services, and supports women so that they play an active role in their
neighbourhood’s development, building resilient neighbourhoods, and in having a voice in the
decisions that affect their lives. Through its programs, KEDV reaches thousands of women and children every year across Turkey.