Country Turkey
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Psycho-social counselling
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The family counseling centers and community centers which are run by the General Directorate on Social Services and Child Protection (SHÇEK), provide legal-psychological assistance. The victims are given legal assistance, especially in case of lack of means to afford the costs associated with court procedures, and provided with a free of charge attorney by the bar association. There are currently 41 family counseling centres and 77 community centres in Turkey.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Turkey to the questionnaire on violence against women