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  • Peacebuilder of the Year

    HasNa is pleased to recognize Amanda Messinger as our “Peacebuilder of the Year”. Amanda and her husband Mike have been the coordinators of the Cyprus Friendship Program (CFP) for the DC/VA area since 2010, and they have been vital to its success. First launched in 2009, CFP brings teenagers from Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to the United States to meet American families and build lasting friendships while developing leadership skills and embracing civic responsibility. Amanda became involved with CFP after hosting two Northern Ireland teens, one a Catholic and one a Protestant, and witnessing firsthand the friendship formed between individuals from a divided population. For for the past six years, she has hosted Cypriot teenagers and located other host families in the DC/VA area, and the CFP has thrived as a result of her hard work. HasNa thanks Amanda for her contributions towards peace in Cyprus and is grateful for her commitment to peacebuilding.



  • Screening of Turkish Film "Rauf"

    HasNa is pleased to present a screening of the Turkish film “Rauf” on Tuesday, October 4th at 8PM at the Avalon Theater.



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  • 2015 Annual Report

    Learn more about HasNa's work in 2015 and upcoming trainings in 2016.

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  • How building relationships among Turks and Armenians fosters peace

    Earlier this year, HasNa was approached by Global Peace Services to share our experiences on peacebuilding programs with their audience. The article specifically highlights our most recent Armenia-Turkey initiative, which has taken place over the past year. See pages 3-6 of the newsletter.

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  • Women Entrepreneurs

    HasNa works to enable women to play a prominent role in their local economies. In a business climate that is dominated by men, HasNa programs provide women with the skills and confidence they need to thrive and prosper. Recently, HasNa implemented a program to empower Turkish and Armenian women in their local communities. Each program integrates communication...

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  • Program on Civic Engagement brings Armenian and Turkish Youth together in Washington

    HasNa’s Volunteer Initiative in Turkey & Armenia (VITA) took place from January 18th to February 1st in Washington. The VITA participants are 14 young people from Turkey and Armenia from various ethnic, gender and educational backgrounds, united by the idea and desire to act for the benefit of their communities.

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  • Farm Extension Program

    Farmers in Southeastern Turkey face many obstacles competing in Turkey's produce market mostly due to lack of access to modern agricultural techniques, training, and effective communication with experts. HasNa provides training from Turkish & American agricultural experts who teach farmers how to improve their productivity...

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Statement on Recent Events in Turkey

July 22nd, 2016

In the wake of the attempted military coup and terrorist events in Turkey, we are devastated by the loss of life and opportunity. At this moment, both in Turkey and globally, discussions about how to achieve peace and protect human rights are crucial. It is critical for Turkey and all nations to ensure that the rule of law and tenets of democracy are upheld. We urge that Turkey and the international community increase their appetite for more transparency, individual liberties and due process, which are the integral components of any enduring democracy.

We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. During these challenging times, we stand in support of peace and stability in Turkey.

Sincerely,
The HasNa Board
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HasNa works…

to give people the support they need to resolve disputes across cultures, ethnicities, and borders. We use a development strategy to bring people of diverse backgrounds together for collaboration on projects and programs that will improve their communities and their relations with one another.

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HasNa and our local partners have been implementing programs in Turkey and Cyprus for over a decade. Projects address different needs in each country, based on the same model of conflict resolution, economic empowerment, and sustained collaboration.

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