Born in Erzincan in 1969, Songül Yarar Dede retired in 2007 from the same factory, where she started working in 1986. 
She has been an activist of the association, of which she is a co-founder, since 2014. She is married and mother to a child. 
The members of the association have been practicing the neighborhood law, which they have been trying to practice in their neighborhood, also with their refugee neighbors.  
The association considers the problems of their refugee neighbors as their own, and Dede says, "In fact, we share our poverty with the refugees,” when explaining the association’s work.