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This article is a call from the heart of Southeast Anatolia, from a woman who has been working with women facing violence in the region for approximately 14 years. The author shares her insights about the larger social system that renders violence a part of daily life, defining who we are. Akkoç sees the alternative of hierarchy, discrimination, and violence in an outlook that allows people to be individuals, free to make their own choices. The solution to violence against women lies in a broader transformation that involves solidarity among people who valueeach others differences, she concludes...Please click here to read the text in full