Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues to support efforts to combat violence against women in every platform. EGO Sports Club, in cooperation with the Women and Family Services Department, restarted the free defense sports trainings for women, which were suspended due to the pandemic, in the presence of expert trainers.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues to facilitate the lives of women living in the Capital with 'women-friendly' practices.
Continuing to host awareness events on violence against women, the Metropolitan Municipality continues to support women in many fields, from legal information to vocational training, in the field of sports as well.
EGO Sports Club, in cooperation with the Women and Family Services Department, restarted the free defense sports trainings for women, which were suspended for a while due to the pandemic, in Başkent.
INTENSIVE ATTENTION TO TWO DAYS A WEEK TRAININGS
The defense sports trainings that the Metropolitan Municipality Women and Family Services Department and EGO Sports Club put into practice at the Sincan Indoor Sports Hall and Esertepe Family Life Center to prevent violence against women are held two days a week.
Stating that women in the capital show great interest in defense sports training, Head of Women and Family Services Department Serkan Yorgancılar explained that they want to expand the training even more due to the increasing demand:
“Ankara Metropolitan Municipality is a municipality that has zero tolerance for violence against women. In this context, we bring our women together with the defense sports branch in order to support their psycho-social development and increase their self-confidence. We offer free courses twice a week at Esertepe and Sincan Family Life Centers. We invite all our people.”
EGO Sports Club President Taner Özgün stated that they will continue to fight against violence against women and made the following assessments:
“Our defense sports classes, which Mr. Mansur Yavaş started in 2019, were suspended due to the pandemic. Together with the Women and Family Services Department, we restarted our project in order to reach more comprehensive and wider segments. There was an intense participation from 7 to 70.”
LESSONS WITH EXPERT INSTRUCTORS
Engin Deniz Karadağ, President of Krav Maga Defense Sports Federation, who gives self-defense training, invited all women from the capital to the trainings and spoke as follows:
“We started our project last year with the contributions of our Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Mansur Yavaş. As part of the No Violence Against Women project, we provide defense sports training to women. Due to the pandemic, we took a break from our training. Our women show great interest in our project. The Department of Women and Family Services and EGO Spor give great support to this project.”
The women who attended the defense sports classes thanked the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Mansur Yavaş, with the following words:
Burcu Gungor: “The defense sports trainings initiated by the Metropolitan Municipality for women are very beneficial. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Ebru Zuhal Belçin: “We wish that violence against women would not be perpetrated, and we would not attend these courses. I would like to thank Ankara Metropolitan Municipality for starting such a meaningful and beautiful project.”
Rabia Demir: “We attended trainings in order to protect and defend ourselves in our time of increasing violence against women. I attended the trainings that were held last year but were interrupted due to the pandemic. I would like to thank everyone who contributed.''