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Allies against violence: a fatherhood training to end discrimination against women in Turkey

BY IN UN Women On 16-07-2012

In a primary school in Istanbul, a group of men sit on small wooden chairs, holding a lively discussion. Some have their hands raised, waiting for their turn to speak; others look deep in thought as they take down notes. This is not the first time that the men have occupied the room, and yet

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