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Feminist Response to Covid-19 (2020, Turkish, English)

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Feminist Response to Covid-19 (2020, Turkish, English)

This document has been prepared by feminists – organizations and activists, working across global movements focusing on human rights, sustainable development, and economic and social justice. It propounds that feminist principles and politics for an equal, just, and free world order centered on gender equality and human rights in the face of rights violations and injustices such as gender inequality exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic must be at the core of any response to the ongoing pandemic.

Turkey’s Second VNR Civil Society Alternative Report

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Turkey’s Second VNR Civil Society Alternative Report (2019, TurkishEnglish)

Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways, Women’s Solidarity Foundation, Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence, Foundation for Women’s Solidarity, Women’s Coalition – International Working Group, Purple Roof Women’s Shelter Foundation, EŞİTİZ – Equality Monitoring Women’s Group, YERELİZ – Local Monitoring, Research and Implementation Association, Istanbul, 2019

Shadow NGO Report on Turkey’s First Report on legislative and other measures giving effect to the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence 

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Shadow NGO Report on Turkey’s First Report on legislative and other measures giving effect to the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (2017, TurkishEnglish)

Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways, Purple Roof Women’s Shelter Foundation, Women’s Solidarity Foundation, Foundation for Women’s Solidarity, Equality Monitoring Women’s Group, Association for Women with Disabilities, Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association, Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence

Istanbul, 2017

Shadow NGO Report on Turkey’s Seventh Periodic Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

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Shadow NGO Report on Turkey’s Seventh Periodic Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (2016, Turkish, English)

The Turkish translation of the Shadow Report is from the book titled The 7th Periodic Shadow Report by the Executive Committee for the NGO Forum on CEDAW and Concluding Observations by the United Nations CEDAW Committee prepared and published in 2016 by the Executive Committee for the NGO Forum on CEDAW – Turkey.

Türkiye’de Kadın İstihdam Sorununa Çözümler: Lizbon Süreci ve Kadın Girişimciliği

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Türkiye’de Kadın İstihdam Sorununa Çözümler: Lizbon Süreci ve Kadın Girişimciliği (Solutions to the Problem of Women’s Employment in Turkey: The Lisbon Process and Women’s Entrepreneurship)   (2008, Turkish)

This presentation has been prepared by Assoc. Prof. İpek İlkkaracan Ajas and delivered at the congress held by the TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Council in Ankara on the 25th of August 2008.

Sexual and Bodily Rights as Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A Workshop Report

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Sexual and Bodily Rights as Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A Workshop Report (2004, English)

A workshop on Sexual and Bodily Rights as Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, co-organized by Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, was held in Malta from May 29 to June 1, 2003. Twenty-two representatives of NGOs from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, Pakistan, Malta and the US participated in the three-day meeting. The workshop was designed to exchange information, knowledge and experience in the area of sexual and bodily rights and thus provide a broader regional framework to discuss and expand ongoing efforts to enable the exercise of these rights. Furthermore, it aimed at strengthening the growing network on sexuality in the Middle East and North Africa and promoting regional efforts while maintaining the significance of national contexts and peculiar characteristics of individual cases. The objective was to establish and/or strengthen the organic and inherent links springing from commonalities in the societies’ social, religious, legal and political structures and develop and/or elaborate on strategies to promote sexual and bodily rights as human rights.

Liz Erçevik Amado
Istanbul, 2004

Islam and Women’s Sexuality: A Research Report from Turkey

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Islam and Women’s Sexuality: A Research Report from Turkey (2001, English)

This article based on data collected by Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways in a study conducted in eastern Turkey examines laws and practices related to important elements in shaping the context of women’s sexuality including bride prices, polygyny, forced marriages, domestic violence, reproductive health, the possible consequences of extramarital relationships for women, and civil versus religious marriages.

Pınar İlkkaracan
Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World’s Religions
Rutgers University Press
New Jersey, 2001

A Study on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Ankara – Turkey

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A Study on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Ankara – Turkey (1999, English)

Violence against women has been one of the primary areas of activity for Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways ever since its inception. This report based on a field study conducted by Dr. Leyla Gülçür on women’s family life and domestic violence in Ankara is one of the cases of action-research carried out as part of the campaign that resulted in the adoption of the “Family Protection Law”.

Leyla Gülçür
Istanbul, 1999

Domestic Violence and Family Life as Experienced by Turkish Immigrant Women in Germany

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Domestic Violence and Family Life as Experienced by Turkish Immigrant Women in Germany (1996, English)

This study is based on empirical information on the family life of Turkish immigrant women living in Berlin, as well as their experiences of domestic violence and the strategies they have developed against it. In Europe, there is a general stereotype of Muslim women as having very low decision-making power in the family and being exposed to more domestic violence than their Western counterparts. This paper argues that, contrary to popular belief, women from Muslim or Eastern societies develop and apply various strategies to wield decision-making power at home and stand up to the violence in their daily lives, just as much as other women despite the drawbacks which result from their immigrant status.

Pınar İlkkaracan
Istanbul, 1996. Reprint 1999.