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Women in Turkey: Prospects and Challenges, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
  Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, women have been central to its image as viewed from abroad. They have also fi gured strongly into competing visions among domestic political groups. With this issue of TPQ we hope to look beyond the...
Women's Rigts in Turkey, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Women in Turkey are pleased to know that women’s rights and gender equality is avery important part of the acquis communautaire and that any country that wants to become a member of the EU has to adopt the principles of the acquis....
Women's Human Rights: Turkey's Way To Europe, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The average Turkish woman does not yet fully profit from the legislative changes in her daily life. There is an urgent need to speed up implementation and to take further concrete steps. The legislation should be backed up through concrete action...
From A Men's Democracy Towards A Real Democracy, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The underrepresentation of women in political decision-making has been a majorproblem for Turkey since the 1960s. Ranking 167th among 189 countries with 4.36percent women in the Turkish national parliament, it is obvious that Turkey hasto ensure...
Interview With Karita Bekkemellem: Gender Equality in The Workforce, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
In 2004, Norway introduced a 40 percent gender representation quota for the board members of state owned companies and privately owned public limited companies. In this interview with TPQ, the Minister who has led this initiative explains why this...
Turkish Women: A Century of Change, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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...
Empowering Women in Turkey: A Priority in the Pre-Accession Process, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Empowering women must be a priority in the pre-accession process and all stake-holders must be mobilized to ensure effective progress and implementation on the ground of the new rights. This means strengthening the administrative capacity of...
The Disqualification of Women Wearing the Headscarf in Turkey, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The author presents an outline of the last two decades of the headscarf controversy in Turkey, from the perspective of a ‘religious feminist’. She questions not only the intentions of those who present the headscarf as a threat, but also...
Imagining a New World, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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...
The EU's Influence on Women's Activist Groups on Networking: A Comparison Between Turkey and Greece, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
This paper investigates whether the European Union (EU) membership and/or reparation for membership creates new opportunities for better networking, collaboration, and communication among women’s activist groups. The case of Turkey and Greece...
Women in America: The Other Fifty Percent, Spring 2007Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Historically, if you were not a property owning white male you did not have the right to vote in America. The decision to allow women the right to vote, after a long struggle, in 1920, was a key turning point in the transformation of the American...
ESI Report - Is Reality Changing for Women in Turkey?Tuesday, June 5, 2007
  Over the past 18 months, a team of ESI analysts has been researching the chang-ing reality of women in Turkey.  We talked to dozens of Turkish politicians, activ-ists, academics and businesspeople.  Our research took us from...