Grantee profile

Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation

Mor Çatı Kadın Sığınağı Vakfı (Purple Roof Women’s Shelter Foundation) was founded in Turkey in 1990,and opened its first shelter for women building a new life free from domestic violence in 1995. In addition to providing women with social, psychological and legal support through its shelter and solidarity centre in Istanbul, the organisation monitors violence against women, undertakes lobbying and campaigning, and runs training programmes for social workers, psychologists and lawyers in other cities.