Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs

SADA’s Women’s Cooperative

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women & International Labour Organization
Middle East

SADA Women’s Cooperative aims to strengthen the resilience of refugee women and girls and their host communities. Based in Gaziantep, a Turkish city only 50 km from the Syrian border, the cooperative provides income generation and fosters social cohesion through its inclusive and democratic business model, hiring refugee and Turkish women. Operating in three sectors the cooperative is active in the production of leather shoes and bags, Syrian and Turkish food, and home textiles. While currently building market links within Turkey, the cooperative aims to reach out to international markets.