I currently am the Senior Advisor on Child Rights at the International Children’s Center (ICC), Bilkent University, Turkey. I held the Since November 2004, I have been leading, supervising and overseeing human/child rights programme research for advocacy activities of the Center including action research capacity building for NGOs, network building for researching and reporting on the rights of the child. Since I joined ICC, the programme produced more than 100 publications and reached hundreds of thousands of people in Turkey and around the world. I have raised and managed a budget of around 1,500,000 Euros for the last 5 years for several projects involving research for advocacy.
Since 2016, I am a trustee at the Child Rights International Network (CRIN), a global children’s rights evidence based advocacy network based in London, UK.
Institutional and Personal Research Engagements and Consultancies
• University of Victoria (research collaborator), August 2016 – 2020
Global Child; a rights-based approach to enhancing child development
• UNICEF Turkey, 2016 – 2018
Child Friendly Cities, Child Rights, Governance and Child Participation Key Expert
• UNICEF Turkey, 2014 – 2018
Establishing and supporting network on prevention of violence against children in Turkey
• UNICEF Turkey, 2012 – 2013
Development of Training Package and Indicators of Monitoring for the project “Protection of Children from Violence in South East Europe”
• UNICEF Country Office in Egypt, July 2012
Preparing and running a workshop for Egyptian Coalition for Children’s Rights on legal reform (constitution and other laws) on children’s rights
• International Institute for Child Rights and Development, April – June 2012
Draft indicators on violence against children to measure implementation of CRC and GC13
• UNESCO HQ Paris, April 2011 – March 2012
Desk review and gap analysis on legal rights for a holistic early child development indicators and benchmarks.
• University of British Columbia Human Early Learning Partnership and UNICEF NY, 2007 – 2011
Development of child rights indicators and implementation manual for measuring countries’ implementation of CRC in early childhood.
• Bernard van Leer Foundation, March – December 2011
Desk review and gap analysis on violence against young children in Turkey.
• Danish Human Rights Institute, 2006
Facilitating establishment of Human Rights Joint Platform in Turkey.
research & development
monitoring / evaluation
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