Taboos reinforced by the rise of conservative political forces continue to engender and fuel oppressive constructs and misconceptions with regards to women’s sexuality. This paper explores how women’s sexual and bodily rights advocates struggle against these mechanisms, and outlines key driving forces and obstacles to achieving political success in this area based on the campaign for the reform of the Turkish Penal Code.
Liz Erçevik Amado
Building Feminist Movements and Organizations
Zed Books & The Association of Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
New York, 2007