Technology for Women, Solidarity for All
In cooperation with Teknosa and Federation of Women Associations of Turkey (TKDF), Sabancı Foundation has launched a new solidarity movement to bring women, who are subjected to violence and have limited access to technology to make themselves heard, together with the smart phones they need. Within the scope of the project, which started with the motto "Technology for Women, Solidarity for All", people donate their unused smartphones via Teknosa. The smartphones, which are repaired and made properly work, are delivered to women who are victims of violence through the support of Sabancı Foundation and TKDF.
How will the project work?
Second-hand smartphones brought to Teknosa stores in person or taken from the address given by dialing Teknosa Call Center (0850 222 55 99) are taken with a commitment to donate and delivered to the Federation after they are repaired. The Federation evaluates the applications of women who are staying in a women’s shelter or who are victims of domestic or gender-based violence for a free phone request and ensures that ready-to-use smartphones are delivered to women in need. At the same time, the Federation’s Domestic Violence Emergency Helpline Application is installed on the collected phones, so that women can call for help with a single button in case of violence.
How can I donate my phone?
The project is implemented in Turkey. You can bring your second-hand smart phone to Teknosa stores or dial Teknosa Call Center (0850 222 55 99) and have your donated phone picked up by the responsible courier company from your address. The availability of the phone will be determined by the services. In cases where there are unrepairable devices, parts of these devices can be used as spare parts and the benefits arising from this practice will be used in the repair of other smartphones within the scope of the project. All second-hand smartphones will be taken with a commitment of donation and will be conveyed to the Federation to be delivered to those in need after they are repaired.
How can I benefit from the campaign?
Women who are staying in a women’s shelter or are victims or at risk of domestic or gender-based violence are required to apply to the Federation together with the document(s) reporting the complaint/denunciation applications made to the relevant institutions or organizations (Police, Gendarmerie, Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, Family Courts, Centers for Prevention and Monitoring Violence, health institutions, etc.) about the violence. As a result of the evaluation of the applications made by the Federation, phones will be delivered to women who are victims of violence free of charge and ready to use.