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ForwardWednesday, June 26, 2019
TPQ’s 2019 issue focuses on women’s empowerment and progress towards gender equality. A growing body of evidence indicates that higher levels of women’s participation in the economic and political sphere are associated with global...
Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy IllustratedSweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy IllustratedWednesday, June 26, 2019
The world’s first feminist foreign policy was born five years ago. The brainchild of Sweden’s then and current Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, the feminist foreign policy was announced immediately at the newly...
Advancing Women’s Political Leadership: Leave No One BehindAdvancing Women’s Political Leadership: Leave No One BehindWednesday, June 26, 2019
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development apply universally to all countries to mobilize efforts that will end all forms of poverty and eradicate inequalities at national, regional, and global levels. The...
Pathways Towards Social Inclusion of Refugees in TurkeyPathways Towards Social Inclusion of Refugees in TurkeyWednesday, June 26, 2019
Turkey has a long history of receiving significant numbers of refugees and asylum seekers. Between 1920 and the mid-1990s, it received more than 1.5 million refugees from the Balkans[1] and it experienced a mass influx of half a million refugees from...
Turkey’s Progress on Gender Equality In Education Rests On Gender PoliticsTurkey’s Progress on Gender Equality In Education Rests On Gender PoliticsWednesday, June 26, 2019
In 2004, Turkey was among the 21 countries in the world considered to be at risk of achieving gender parity in primary and secondary education by either 2005 or 2015.[1] Among its peers in this notorious group, Turkey was the richest country (based...
The Fight for Democracy & Women’s Rights In Algeria: A Long Legacy Of StruggleThe Fight for Democracy & Women’s Rights In Algeria: A Long Legacy Of StruggleWednesday, June 26, 2019
The uprising that began in Algeria on 22 February 2019 is a watershed moment in the country’s 57-year history since independence. It reflects the culmination of decades of struggle by two secular movements that have pushed against both the...
Women’s Economic Empowerment For Sustainable DevelopmentWomen’s Economic Empowerment For Sustainable DevelopmentWednesday, June 26, 2019
Women’s economic, political, and social empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable economic and social development. Achieving women’s empowerment requires sound public policies, a holistic approach, and long-term commitment....
Syrian Refugee Women and Girls In Turkey & The Istanbul ConventionSyrian Refugee Women and Girls In Turkey & The Istanbul ConventionThursday, June 27, 2019
Since the start of the war in Syria, Turkey has become the host of the largest refugee population in the world[1]. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of 7 February 2019, there are a total of 3,644,342...
The Impact of Conflict on Women And GirlsThe Impact of Conflict on Women And GirlsThursday, June 27, 2019
In 2020, it will be 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was set out to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life, whether in public or private. Despite some progress, meaningful change...
Security Council Weapons of Mass Destruction and Feminist Foreign PolicySecurity Council Weapons of Mass Destruction and Feminist Foreign PolicyThursday, June 27, 2019
Modern understandings of security tend to rely on the threat of violence as the key means to achieve or maintain peace. Nowhere is this more measurable than in nuclear policy.[1] Mitigating the risk of nuclear weapons is not possible without their...
A Gender Equality Approach to Istanbul’s Urban DevelopmentA Gender Equality Approach to Istanbul’s Urban DevelopmentThursday, June 27, 2019
“The city and the urban processes that create it, forms the primary area of ??social class struggles.”[1] This paper will examine the possibility of building and maintaining a livable Istanbul for the women in the city, with an...
Domestic Work in the UAE: The Moral Dilemma of The Day OffDomestic Work in the UAE: The Moral Dilemma of The Day OffThursday, June 27, 2019
On 21 July 2018, a Kuwaiti social media influencer with 2.1 million Instagram followers, Sondos Al Qattan, posted a vlog vowing to never hire a Filipino domestic worker again.[1] While complaining about the new memorandum of understanding between...