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This article aims to present a few of the individuals who have shaped the women’smovement in Turkey, to make some voices heard, and to inspire curiosity that willlead the reader to want to explore the work of Turkish women historians and womenactivists themselves. The colorful differences which enrich the women’s movementin Turkey are depicted with references to their work and their opinions.In the 1970s the international women’s history movement was launched.Books –such as “Hidden from History” or “Becoming Visible”– had titlesthat were in themselves a program. They had a clear purpose: To produce“new knowledge” about women and their often forgotten role in history.1And they had a political agenda: as Gerda Lerner once wrote, “women’s historyis the primary tool for women’s emancipation.”

 

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From the Desk of the Editor During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals and governments across the globe have been reminded of the value of human life and the delicacy of human psychology. Societies have been forced to conform to governments’ speedy decisions to prevent the spread of the virus, and individuals—from the most vulnerable to the most well-off —were forced to self-isolate. The isolation...
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