SOCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS FOR WOMEN AS ONE OF THE WAYS TO COMBAT POVERTY: ADANA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY EXAMPLE

Bülent KARA

Hacer ATEŞ

Social welfare services have become widespread as an alternative measure to close the inequalities set by the deficits in the social security programs, which have an important place in order to prevent income inequality in society, to provide social peace, to reduce the effects of poverty and to provide equal opportunities. Development and changes have caused different needs over time and in the poorer societies according to societies, so various measures have been taken to meet these needs, some institutions have been established and legal regulations have been introduced. Social benefits, which are an application to meet the needs of the poor, include the same and cash benefits. In addition to being influenced by many factors in the active role of women in the fight against poverty with men, the great effect of the "gender roles" imposed by the "gender roles" is an undeniable reality. The discrimination of women 's poverty is not seen with the assistance made by in house investigation and while the women victimization aggravates the deprivation of the other members of the family by the failure to destroy it, it takes the form of "Feminization of Poverty" as a side who takes more responsibility and struggles. The role of women in the activities of the Adana Metropolitan Municipality welfare office has been the subject of this study, as the local level of social services and benefits are more effective than the central benefits, as local governments have an active role in social assistance. Social assistance activities, which are debated as to how robust the infrastructure is and how its outcomes are monitored and effective, is a safety task in the prevention of corruption caused by injustice in income distribution that can affect social peace.

Key words: Poverty, Social assistance, social work, feminization of poverty, social security, income distribution, social gender.