ANKARA

- The phenomenon of cursing and cursing is one of the bad habits prevalent in many environments, and in a step to solve this problem prevalent in the Turkish street, a feminist foundation launched an initiative entitled "You can live without insults" to confront the phenomenon in daily life and on social media.

What are the features of this campaign, the motives for launching it, its tools, and the desired results?

The initiative, organized by the Turkish Women and Democracy Foundation (Kadem), is sponsored by the series "Mountain of the Heart", and Turkish artists, actors and media professionals participate.

The campaign includes publications and representative videos on social networking sites, in addition to lectures, community meetings and messages broadcast by television channels, as well as clips talking about the issue in the popular series "Mountain of the Heart".

President of the Kadim Foundation in Ankara, Asya Güneş with Al-Jazeera Net correspondent (Al-Jazeera)

Addressing insults

The use of insults comes as an expression of anger and a way to release pressure - according to psychologists - because in this case the person brings out the maximum energy for him, and it is a negative vent that leads to reactions;

Hence the breadth of the problem.

Specialists mention that the degrees of insults and insults vary according to the different factors that cause them, which start from the social conditions that a person lives in his family since his childhood.

In this context, the President of the Foundation for Women and Democracy (Cadim) in Ankara, Asya Güneş, stated that abusive style and content has become a regular thing day after day, especially in digital circles, so we moved to stop the language of discrimination, insult, humiliation and profanity that we face in almost every aspect of life, It spreads like an epidemic on social media.

"We aim to eliminate offensive language and profanity, whether it is based on colour, race or gender, as we see that it is possible to live without insults by developing communication skills and learning the etiquette of dialogue," Gonesh told Al Jazeera Net.

She added, "It has become necessary to purify our language and style of words of discrimination and insults. This is a religion that we owe to our language, our future, our children, and all of humanity."

The President of Kadim in Ankara pointed out that the association called for the application of morals and public morals in digital circles as well.

"Let's not turn a blind eye to insults, even if they are directed at those we disagree with, and report posts that contain insults, harassment, threats and insults, enhance our knowledge of discussion etiquette, and form good examples and role models," Gonesh added.

She pointed out that they felt a great interaction with the campaign, which achieved a resounding success in promoting calm dialogue between people, noting that the campaign will continue until the end of the year, but the fight against insult and intolerance will remain among the duties of the association for the coming years.

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community initiatives

And the Foundation for Women and Democracy (Kadem) - or as it is written in Turkish letters (Kadem) - is a conservative association that defends women's rights, and it is the largest women's association in Turkey, in which Sumaya, the daughter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is the vice-chairman of the board.

The association opened a center for Syrian refugee women in Istanbul about a year and a half ago, in order to support refugee women’s adaptation to social life and entry into the country’s labor market. Kadim" after undergoing educational courses in handicrafts.

The Kadim Foundation also organizes an annual exhibition on the anniversary of the February 28, 1997 coup, under the title "You are more beautiful";

On this day, after the coup, the wearing of the veil was banned in government places, the work of veiled women was prohibited in government institutions, and thousands of veiled female students were dismissed from universities, and a condition was set to remove the veil for their return, and many were arrested and prosecuted.

Every year, Kadim organizes the International Conference on Women and Justice in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies, with the participation of Turkish and foreign ministers, as well as a group of scholars, representatives of labor institutions and civil society organizations.

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