We know that despite all the attacks, we will continue our struggle by learning from our solidarity until we have the lives we dream of.  Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention was sudden yet not unexpected. As a women’s organization working in the field of violence against women, what are...
If there is a mechanism which secures the lives of women in Turkey today, it is maintained not by the legal system, but through the efforts and solidarity of women.  Maurice Dumas in the book Misogyny states that male violence has three characteristics: universality, ability to change forms, and buoyancy. We are...
After the call-out, the audience that demands justice to be served is constituted of people who are involved the most in the process, who continue the struggle, and who undertake a lot of responsibility.  Even though the patriarchal system has been with us since time immemorial, in recent years, we...
If disclosure is a feminist method, then sometimes it can ooze from the cracks, and sometimes it can shatter the embankments. I find it a bit unfair to assess disclosures which do not always carry with them the tranquility that observers expect from them without taking into account the...
We know that the main intention here is not only to make LGBTI+ people the focus of violence, but also to naturalize the discrimination faced by women by eliminating the word gender and, hence, maintaining domination over women.  The opposition to the Istanbul Convention, which had been particularly started underhandedly...
Although there isn’t any evidence of the microcredits alleviating poverty and NGOs solving the social problems, they continue spreading. What is empowered here is not women but money. Informal economy denotes economic activities that are not regulated and taxed by the state and that are carried out without rights such...
The domination over the labor and bodies of women in the business world consists of the most sinister form of discrimination. In corporations "the institutions of the older brother" which are built on invisible bonds have taken over the neighborhood gangs that swagger around. The only criterion for entering...
Given that we are going through a period that we need to contemplate more than ever on the limits of what we expect from justice, we wanted to create a series on “justice of disclosure, justice of women”. We are sharing this piece, which is a kind of introduction...
In fact, what causes a problem for a woman is not ageing but the accumulation of all the inequalities imposed on her throughout her life due to being a woman. This shows us that we cannot talk about ageing without talking about women, femininity, and sexism. Young or old,...
Seeing the pervasiveness of the relations which feed on inequality, abuse, and sexual violence and the few number of relationships that do not hurl into flirting violence do not mean that we should expand the definition of sexual abuse or demand the most severe punishment but rather recognize that...