[Turkey] Emma Watson Laughs Off Sexist Remarks

[Turkey] Emma Watson Laughs Off Sexist Remarks

Marie Claire – Wednesday, 06 August 2014 (originally published 06 Aug) UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has posted a photo of herself laughing in response to the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc’s recent sexist remarks. “A women should be chaste,” said Arinc. “She should not laugh in public. Where are our girls, who slightly […]

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

Julia Nho – Today’s Zaman – Wednesday, 14 May 2014 (originally published  09 May) Flying Broom (Uçan Süpürge), an Ankara-based women’s NGO, commenced its 17th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival on Thursday night at the State Opera and Ballet house in Ankara. One of the most pressing problems affecting the empowerment of women in […]

Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals

Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals

Emine Bozkurt – Hurriyet Dailey News – Wednesday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) 2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The symbolism of this date has led to 2023 being set as the “deadline” for many financial, political, and social targets. However, any growth needs to be social for it […]

Turkish Women’s Groups Gird for Abortion Rights Battle

Turkish Women’s Groups Gird for Abortion Rights Battle

Dorian Jones – Voice of America – Monday, 18 February 2013 (originally published 14 Feb) STANBUL — Women rights groups demonstrated in Istanbul earlier this month in support of abortion rights, accusing state institutions of complying with a government campaign to systematically curtail the practice.   Now the protests are continuing across the country as […]

Turkish women push back against abortion limits

Turkish women push back against abortion limits

Jennifer Hattam – UPI – Tuesday, 24 July 2012 (originally published 17 Jul) (WOMENSENEWS}–Beating drums and blowing whistles, hundreds of women marched last month on Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, in one of dozens of rallies that have been held around the country to protest a new threat to reproductive rights. Abortion until the 10th week […]

Turkish Women Protest Plans to Curb Abortion

Turkish Women Protest Plans to Curb Abortion

  Selcan Hacoglu – ABC News – Thursday, 07 June 2012 (originally published 03 Jun) Thousands of demonstrators on Sunday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban. Around 3,000 women — their ages ranging from 20 to 60 years […]

Faculty cultivates Turkish women’s agricultural skills

Faculty cultivates Turkish women’s agricultural skills

Syjil Ashraf – Daily Targum – Wednesday, 09 November 2011 (originally published 06 Nov) The Women Farmers Project, a program launched in part by a University professor, centers on training Turkish women how to grow as farmers. Robin Brumfield, a farm management specialist at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Mick Minard, strategic […]