Free Public Transportation for Women on 8 March in Istanbul

Free Public Transportation for Women on 8 March in Istanbul
Free Public Transportation for Women on 8 March in Istanbul

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) will celebrate 8 March International Women's Day with various activities in many parts of the city. While İSKİ, one of the deep-rooted organizations of the İBB, planted 2 thousand 254 trees on behalf of its female employees, women in the city will be able to make their first public transportation journeys free of charge by using the Istanbulkart Mobile application.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) celebrates 8 March International Women's Day with different programs this year. IMM Culture Department, on 8-9 March in squares, parks and IMM Cultural Centers; It organizes many events with the slogan "Istanbul Will Write Its Story With Women". Violence against women, femicides and discrimination against women will be expressed through art through the events it will organize. The voice of women will spread throughout the city with dance shows, concerts, theater plays, film screenings, performances and conversations to be held all over Istanbul.

İSKİ PLANT TREE FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEES

İSKİ, one of the well-established institutions of IMM, planted trees in Büyükçekmece basin for 832 women working in the institution, especially for Women's Day. İSKİ will deliver the certificate of each tree planted to its female employees to its owners, accompanied by a small cocktail. İSKİ planted a total of 2 thousand 254 trees in the Büyükçekmece Basin as part of this event.

FIRST IETT TRIP TO WOMEN WILL BE FREE

Special campaigns for women will be offered on the metrobus and bus services, which are increasing day by day in the city. As a result of the cooperation of BELBİM AŞ and IETT, women will be able to make their first transportation trips free of charge using the Istanbulkart Mobile application. While the first toll with the QR code will be obtained from the users to be refunded later, the refund amount will be refunded to the digital card.

GOODNESS STATION

Istanbul Foundation and IMM will implement the project called 'Goodness Station' on March 8. In the project in question, products such as clothing, accessories, shoes and bags donated by women in good financial standing will be on sale at the Levent metro station. The income will contribute to the education of girls. Metro AS. With the motto "Equality is Here", it will also make a poster work consisting of photos of male and female employees. Metro AS. While photographs from the frame of General Manager Özgür Soy will be hung at all metro stops, posters with the correct version of sexist discourses will be hung next to these posters.

MURDERERS OF WOMEN ARE TOLD FROM THE BALCONY WITH TIRAD

In order to draw attention to violence against women and femicide, a performance will be held on Istiklal Street under the name of Balcony Tirad. The performance will take place on March 8 at 14:XNUMX on a balcony in Beyoğlu Tunnel Square. “Behind every successful man is a WOMAN; Actress Balca Aydoğdu takes part in the performance highlighting the slogan "There is a MAN behind every woman who dies by falling from a balcony ...".

WOMEN MEET IN THE SQUARE

Women will come together at IMM events between 8-9 in Kartal Chechnya Park on 14.00 March and in Bağcılar Square on 16.00 March. In the reading theater to be held in both events, the actors of the City Theater will sing the women's stories prepared by the Mor Roof Association. Women from Istanbul will celebrate 8 March International Women's Day with Modern Dance, Darb-ı Raks performance and drum show.

4 GAMES FROM CITY THEATERS

IMM City Theaters will bring together four special plays with Istanbulites on Women's Day. The games, in which women's stories are told, can be watched free of charge.

Invitations for the plays will be available from IMM City Theater box offices on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 11.00:11.15, at XNUMX from sehirtiyatrolari.ibb.istanbul and the City Theaters mobile application. Invitations limited to two people will be closed when the halls are full.

The games, which will witness the performances of master players, will start at 20.30. Hayat Der Smilerim, written and directed by Özen Yula, is on the Harbiye Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage; Melek, directed by Jale Karabekir, written by Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay, is at the Museum Gazhane Büyük Sahne; Written by Bilgesu Erenus and directed by Yelda Baskin, Yaftalı Coffin will be staged at Üsküdar Musahipzade Celal Stage, and Çın Sabahta by Nezihe Meriç directed by Hülya Karakaş will be staged at the Fatih Reşat Nuri Stage.

THEY DRAW THEIR WORLD WITH COLORS AND FIGURES

On large canvases to be installed in open spaces on both sides of Istanbul, women will be able to freely draw any figure or picture they want, and they will tell their world with colors and patterns. Activity; On March 8, Kartal Chechnya Park, in front of Galatasaray High School and Ataşehir Earthquake Park, and on March 9 at Bağcılar and Zincirlikuyu Square. Kadıköy It will be held simultaneously at 14.00 in Yoghurtçu Park.

WOMEN TELL

IMM Culture Department will also talk about the problems faced by women on March 8, International Women's Day. In the interview titled Mor Gündem, which will be held on March 8 at 14.00 at Ümraniye İBB Martyr District Governor M. Fatih Safitürk Cultural Center, lawyer Yelda Koçak, Prof. Dr. Nilgün Tutal and Psychologist Irmak Ayazoğlu will attend.

The interview moderated by Özlem Gürses at Bakırköy Cem Karaca Cultural Center on March 9 at 10.00:XNUMX will also tell the secret of the success of İBB Sports Club Women Athletes.

At the interview titled "Our Story, Our Voice", moderated by Nilay Yazıcıoğlu from the Directorate for the Disabled, on March 9 at 18.00:XNUMX at IMM Sultanbeyli Necmettin Erbakan Cultural Center, lawyer Ayşe Begüm from the Disabled Women's Association
Başbozkurt will talk about the world of disabled women and their problems.

AN EXHIBITION OF SES-YOU-WE

Kre Kolektif's Ses-You-We are Bir Exhibition, named after Ursula K. Le Guin's book Women Dreams Dragons and the exhibition of the same name they prepared based on this book, can be visited at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on March 8-28. Curated by Dr. Aslı Bilge's exhibition features the works of six female artists who make up Kre Kolektif.

CONCERT THEATER AND FILM SCREENINGS IN CULTURAL CENTERS

International Working Women's Day will also be celebrated with concerts, theater and film screenings at IMM Cultural Centers. On Tuesday, March 8, a Taste Lace concert at IMM Esenler Adem Baştürk Cultural Center, a film screening of My Aunt Arrived at IMM Sultangazi Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Cultural Center, A Room of Its Own at IMM Güngören Erdem Beyazıt Cultural Center and IMM Sultanbeyli Necmettin Erbakan Cultural Center The play The Other Story of the Seagulls will be staged in .

On Wednesday, March 9; Ali-Aysun Kocatepe Our Symbol Women concert at İBB Kartal Bülent Ecevit Cultural Center, film Waiting for the Clouds at Ümraniye İBB Martyr District Governor M. Fatih Safitürk Cultural Center, at İBB Sancaktepe Eyüp Sultan Cultural Center with Makbuş play at İBB Fatih Cultural Center A documentary film screening will be held at the IMM Sultanbeyli Necmettin Erbakan Cultural Center with Kurtuluş Last Destination and and Duande.

Details about the event program; You can follow @İBB Culture and Art Instagram, İBB Culture and Arts Facebook, ibb_kultur Twitter accounts.

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