The male judiciary may make women’s revolt against male violence a subject of litigation. A case in point was the trial that Fatma Yürek (Şen) and Filiz Karakuş faced. Çetin Şen, who attempted to murder Fatma Yürek (Şen), was released after a few months of imprisonment just as almost...
Born in Istanbul on 30 September 1936, Sevgi Soysal was the third of six children of an architect-bureaucrat father and a German mother. Her first story book, Tutkulu Perçem (Passionate Forelock) (), was first published in 1962 in very few copies and could only reach the author’s close circle....
Somut (Concrete) magazine is a periodical publication of the Writers’ Cooperative (Yazko) which was active in the period of September 12 . It is also a valuable publishing experience for feminists. The adventure of feminist publishing that started here was going to extend to periodical publications (magazines), books, and...
A group of feminist women came together in January 1993 to discuss tens of thousands of rape assults by Serbian soldiers in various regions of Bosnia. The six republics that made up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Following the...
Boğaziçi University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office (CİTÖK) which has been active since 2012 has been frozen last week after the coordinator of the office has been forced to take unpaid leave. We have conversed with Cemre Baytok, who has been working as the coordinator of CİTÖK since 2016, about...
This heedless mind is feeding upon a knowledge which assumes that attacking and isolating the LGBTI+ people is a very easy thing. What they are overlooking is that LGBTI+ movement, on the contrary to what they want to remember, is much more organized, much stronger, and much more extensive...
Neither the Istanbul Convention nor the Law No. 6284 are limited to penal practices in cases of violence. On the contrary, they offer a comprehensive range of policies and practices that require operationalizing quality social work mechanisms for women from a rights-based approach. The day we sat in front of...
In January 2009, the Feminist Collective started to discuss the local elections to be held on March 29, 2009. At first, to nominate a candidate for the position of mayor was just an idea. In the forums organized with the participation of women’s organizations or independent feminists, the discussions...
Women’s rights have been systematically targeted by the AKP regime since 2010. The roadmap for these attacks started with the abolishment of the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs replaced instead by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies in 2011, followed by attempts to almost completely eliminate legal abortion...
For childcare and problems such as violence that women experience “in the family”, women are left to the devices of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet hereafter), the muftiates, Diyanet’s pre-school education, and the Family and Religious Consultation Bureaus–that is, women are directed to the mechanisms of an institution...