Nevin İl: Women should participate in decision-making positions
Nevin İl was elected as the president of the Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce and Industry Assembly last week. She called on women employees and employers to participate in decision-making positions.
Amed- Last week, the Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DTSO) held its Assembly meeting. Nevin İl was elected as the president of the DTSO Assembly. Thus, she became the first female president of the DTSO Assembly. Nevin İl, who served as the president of the DTSO Women’s Council founded in 2018, has been carrying out activities to increase women’s participation in the labor force. She carried out many projects for women while serving as the president of the Women’s Council. And now, she aims to be the voice of the women employees and employers in the city.
“The achievements of women started after the foundation of the women’s council”
Highlighting that the achievements of women are the achievements of the city, Nevin İl said that they break new ground by founding the Women’s Council of the chamber in 2018 to open a space for women employers. “We carried out women’s activities in NGOs for years but we generally carried out activities to end gender-based violence and promote women’s rights. Then, we realized that we did not participate in any business organizations, perhaps where violence is produced and life is shaped. As women employers, we discussed this issue and decided to establish a women’s council in 2018. Since then, we have achieved many things.”
“The presence of women's representation in decision-making positions is a great success”
Stating that they, as members of the women’s council, tried to solve the problems faced by women employers and women employees, Nevin İl said that they, as women, discussed how they could develop policies and open a space for women employees, women employers and women street vendors. Pointing out that the women’s council continues to carry out projects for women, Nevil İl said that the presence of women’s representation in decision-making positions of the chamber is a great success. “For the first time, women participate in the decision-making positions of the chamber. Now, there are about 30 women participating in the committees, assembly and council of the chamber. We had a successful election. Everyone made a great effort for this success.”
Underlining that more than 4,000 women employers and business owners are members of the chamber, Nevin İl said that they have carried out many activities for women employers and to increase women’s participation in the labor force. “When women have their economic freedom, they become stronger and have a firm stance against gender-based violence.”
“Women are first affected by all crises and war”
“Women always start from scratch. The crises first affect women. Women are first affected by all crises and war. More women must take part in the Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce, the Diyarbakır Chamber of Merchants and Craftspeople and NGOs. We can promote women's economic empowerment by taking part in such organizations. We attach importance to increasing the number of women employers and women’s participation in the labor force. We are concerned about gender-based violence, economic problems faced by women and women victims of war. All problems faced by women are also our problems.”