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This article provides an overview of Turkey’s recent developments in combating violence against women, as well as in gender equality in education, labor force participation, and politics. The author presents a set of suggestions related to legislation and implementation for each topic addressed. She also argues that, as important as legislation is for improving women’s rights, on its own it is not sufficient for achieving gender equality. Gender equality requires Turkey’s transformation from a male-oriented mentality towards an egalitarian mentality.
 
 
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Emine Bozkurt
Emine Bozkurt

Emine Bozkurt is Chair of the Board of Advisers of International IDEA. She is also a former Member of European Parliament and rapporteur on women’s rights in Turkey. This article was written in cooperation with Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Head of the Political Participation and Representation Programme, International IDEA.

This issue was published in collaboration with AmCham Turkey.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Winter 2019/20 issue, published in collaboration with AmCham Turkey, titled A Long-Lasting Affinity: Acknowledging US-Turkey Ties, lays out how strong cultural, educational, and professional relationships across different sectors culminate in beneficial partnerships and success stories. Our dedicated readers will realize that this Winter issue is a continuation of our new brand TPQ...
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