SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Various forms of inequality exist within and among countries. In order to eliminate growing inequalities, there is need for social, economic and political inclusion of all without discrimination. Protection policies to obtain greater equality as well as safeguarding equal opportunities and reducing inequalities of outcome are of great necessity.


In the TÜBİTAK 1001 Project (no. 116S359) titled “Investigating the Needs and Participation to Life of the Children with Cerebral Palsy Living in Ankara and Their Families” conducted by Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit of the Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (Faculty of Medicine) and Public Health Institute. The major outcome of this project is to provide scientific data related to the needs and limitations of CP patients, to guide decision-making authorities such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services.

In their project entitled “Technical Assistance Project for Increasing the Employability of People with Disabilities”, which is co-financed by the EU and the Republic of Turkey, our Vocational Therapy Center and the Department of Occupational Therapy aim to provide technical assistance services to increase the employability of People with Disabilities (PwD) through developing their social skills, behavioral rehearsal, communication skills, physical functioning, writing skills, cognitive skills, motivation, stress management skills, use-of-time skills, self-awareness, job-search skills, efficiency and productivity and to facilitate their integration into the labor market, and also to bring up specialized educators and health professionals about the employment of PwD.

Our Women’s Research and Implementation Center (HUWRIC) has conducted various projects within the scope of “Strengthening Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services for Syrian and Other Refugees thru Women and Girl Safe Spaces (WGSS)/Women Health Counselling Units” Projectbased on the protocol between HUWRIC and Ankara Health Directorate, with the technical support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the financial support of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). As part of this project, which aimed to provide safe spaces for migrant women and girls as well as health counselling services, three centers were established.

In the 2017 research titled “Cross-Cultural Sensitivity and Living Together”, the focus was placed on the conflict between the residents and the newcomers even though there were no negative reactions directed towards people who fled from war. The project book was published in 2018.

Moreover, the 2018 “Life Stories of Women Who Migrated to Ankara From Syria Due to the War in Syria from a Gender Perspective” project, aimed to understand the rights and practices generally pertaining to women, and how being a girl or woman is socially and culturally built is Syria; the experiences of women during the war; the process of deciding to migration and migrating; the life experiences in the places of migration, and to learn about their employment experiences at the Women Health Counseling Units. The project book was published in 2019.

Since 2018, the digital story study titled “Women Empowering Together” has been continuing and digital stories are published at the project website.

Our Faculty of Sports Sciences is a partner of the “CORPLAY – Counter Radicalization, PLAY sport” Erasmus Project, which aims to understand the role of sports in both radicalization and deradicalization processes and to arrange learning and awareness tools for grassroots coaches, referees, sport managers, physical activity teachers and various stakeholders, while developing a CORPLAY perspective for policy recommendations.

Our Faculty of Sports Sciences is a member of the Smart Ecosystem for Learning and Inclusion (SELI) Project, which “is designed to answer particular needs in regions and countries based on current conditions of unemployment, homelessness, street children, low education level of the disabled population, migrants, etc.”.