The election of 10 GREVIO members (Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence) from among 26 candidates presented by 19 member States has been announced after secret electronic voting by The Committee of the Parties. Prof. Aşkın Asan, who is known for her academic achievement and valuable contributions to Women’s Studies, is elected as a member of GREVIO by entering the top 10.
Prof. Asan teaches courses on Family Communication, Parent Education, and Family Sociology as part of the Master’s Program in Family Counseling and Education at the Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul Ticaret University. She is also the director of Women and Family Practice and Research Center at the same university and serves as the principal of Tenzile Erdoğan Girls’ Anatolian Imam Hatip High School.
Prof. Asan, who is known for her publications and projects in the field of Women’s Studies, served as an advisor in the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Women’s Empowerment Committee and the World Bank Women’s Empowerment Advisory Board. She also founded “Women’s Centers” to empower women in rural areas, conducted local campaigns to eliminate violence against women, and developed and implemented the “University Transfer Program” for women with only a primary school diploma.
We congratulate Prof. Aşkın Asan, who is elected as a GREVIO member from Turkey and esteemed for her academic and bureaucratic achievements, and wish her success.