Association for Monitoring Equal Rights (AMER) is established in order to work for the recognition of human rights and freedoms for all individuals, and to provide these rights and freedoms to all. The primary working field of AMER is developing monitoring and reporting works for prevention of discrimination, development of respect for human rights and differences, and building a democratic society.
AMER will be in cooperation and solidarity with other non-governmental advocacy organizations in order to eliminate right-violations and discrimination. Association attempts to contribute to the establishment of common working fields, and to the empowerment of information-sharing network among NGOs.
Association for Monitoring Equal Rights (AMER) will adhere to the following principles in all works:
It rejects any kind of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, language, religion, beliefs, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, social status, political opinion etc.
It advocates gender equality
It advocates the principles of democratic state of law.
It rejects any kind of violence; advocates peace.
It acknowledges that all human beings have untouchable, non-transferrable, inalienable basic economic, social, cultural and political rights and freedoms. It advocates organized society and democratic political participation.
It operates in accordance with the principles of private life immunity and confidentiality of personal information in all associational activities.
It is independent from all states, governments, political parties and investment groups.
Association’s works are put into practice in accordance with the principles of transparency and participation.
WHY ARE WE MONITORING?
Association for Monitoring Equal Rights continues monitoring in order to contribute to the development of the level of organized society, to promote democratic political participation, to prevent discrimination, to improve human rights and respect for differences, and to ensure the implementation of principles of the state of law.
1. MONITORING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DISABLED PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES and VIOLATION OF RIGHTS – 2011
This report has been prepared in coordination with the Association of Monitoring Equal Rights (AMER) and 21 NGOs that work in different thematic fields and covers the time period between 01.01.2011 and 31.12.2011.
2. INDEPENDENT ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT – 2011
The results of "Independent Election Observation”, conducted at 12 June 2011 general elections with the participation of 46 NGOs, had been reported and published. Report consists of discrimination regarding the right to elect and to be elected during the electoral stages, and results of election-day observation conducted in 10 cities, 404 locations and 662 ballot boxes.
3.THOSE WHO RULED OUT: THE SYRIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ISTANBUL-2013
The report of "Those Ruled Out: Syrian Asylum Seekers Living in İstanbul” is written with the objectives of encouraging the establishment of protection mechanisms which will be shaped within the scope of Turkey’s legal responsibilities regarding international human rights agreements. Moreover, it is written with the contributing to the establishment of precautions that will eliminate the injustices experienced by the individuals who are deprived of their rights and freedom.
4. LOCAL ELECTIONS OBSERVATION REPORT – 2014
Local elections held on 30th of Mach 2014 has been observed in 15 provinces with the participation of 48 NGOs. Because of the contested elections in Ağrı ve Yalova, the number of provinces increased to 17 by observing the reelection process.
5. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT – 2014
AMER together with 29 local NGOs observed presidential elections on 10th August 2014 in 14 different provinces and at a polling station abroad.
BE AN EQUALITY OBSERVER
Be an Equality Observer now, if you also want to contribute to raise awareness among citizens about being organized and to encourage civil organizations; to enlarge the borders of freedom of organization; to create effective and available participatory mechanisms which have legal and juridical assurances; to provide effective participation of NGOs’ into law-making and local decision-making processes, to make NGOS effective in international decision-making processes; to establish transparent, accountable, participatory and non-discriminatory public policies, public management and public budget; to watch, to evaluate and to report laws, practices and violations in terms of economic, social, cultural and political rights; to promote information sharing in order to improve, to spread and to use sectoral indicators, financial and social impact analysis in terms of watching, evaluation, and reporting; to organize trainings on this issue; to support implementations; to develop advocacy policies in order to prevent any kind of discrimination and social exclusion; to develop methods and strategies aiming at access to any kind of information regarding public life, and usage of information, and correcting all existing inequalities within the framework of transparency principle; to establish dialogue and negotiation processes for the solutions of social problems; to support NGOs for developing solution suggestions.