Gamze Karadağ Koç from Istanbul, member of the Mavi Kalem Association, was supported with the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant to visit Yerevan, to take part in the 7th International Conference of the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) titled Armenian Women in Action: Building Communities across the Globe, and to further improve relations between civil society organisations in both countries.

“I went to Armenia to attend the 7th International Conference of Armenian Women in Action, Building Communities across the Globe. I work for Mavi Kalem Association, which is working on women’s health, health rights and women’s rights. PAFHA and Mavi Kalem are searching for opportunities to collaborate. We are preparing a project proposal focussing on women’s health conditions in both countries. We hope that this will be the first step for our long term collaboration.”

“This was my first visit to Armenia, I liked the nature and hospitality of people. If I had more time, I would like to stay more and see around and also to experience more the daily life of Armenia.”