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New York Charity that Supports Gender Equality in Turkey Signs Declaration for Girls
Turkish Philanthropy Funds signs the Girl Declaration
Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) has signed the Girl Declaration, an international movement powered by organizations such as Nike Foundation, UN Foundation and Vital Voices who call for the the inclusion of girls in development. TPF is the first diaspora organization to sign this document and has done so within the first year of the Girl Declaration.
TPF’s President, Ilhan Akbil remarked “By bringing international attention to the status of girls in Turkey, we can surely raise awareness and act in providing education, health and safety to girls and in turn end poverty before it begins.”
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is the first transnational philanthropy organization of the Turkish-American community in the US that aims to tackle four main issue areas in Turkey; education, gender equality, social and economic development and disaster relief. Thus far, TPF has granted $12.6 million to social investment projects in Turkey.
For more information, visit www.tpfund.org.