In this study, the relationship between civil society organization CSO , state and feminism; has been addressed within the framework of the “governance feminism” concept. In terms of feminist NGOs, the usefulness of the “governance feminism strategy” to feminist policy has been discussed in terms of opportunities and risks, and the concepts of globalization, gender mainstreaming and femocratic governance have been utilized in clarifying this concept. In order to discuss potential risks and opportunities in the governance feminist strategy, the relation between CSO and state is discussed in terms of financial and political perspectives. Whether external funds from either state or other official resources International organizations such as European Union and United Nations, or embassies are influental in order for CSOs to realize their organizational aims and move in accordance with their principles, is analysed. The question of to what extent should CSOs take position in policy is viewed. Within all the context and concepts, Women’s Solidarity Organization in Ankara is focused as an example of a feminist CSO. Women’s Solidarity Organization’s experiences and financial difficulties in relation with state and other official organizations, and other works of the organization are reviewed over these concepts and discussions.
Doktora Öğrencisi, Ankara Üniversitesi Sosyoloji Anabilim Dalı