The decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, although a snap decision, was not unexpected. After the decision to withdraw from the convention, we have seen and continue to see that hate speech against LGBTI+ people are frequently brought to the agenda by the state officials. What do you...
Since care services are considered an extension of domestic work and are often performed by women; women healthcare workers’ emotional labor intensifies. The sources of our emotions, including compassion, are not unlimited.     The COVID-19 pandemic is defined as a hybrid disaster formed by natural causes (SARS CoV-2 virus) and intensified...
I still think of art as a coffee house where naive, cool, nerd and isolated men hang out. Inside, there are amazing artists as well as men who are extremely confident and make shitty works, just chilling.  Linda Nochlin posed the question “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”...
Just like all the other cliches about womanhood and manhood, sayings such as “women cry over everything”, “men don’t cry” are also banal. And again, like every other cliche they have turned into self-fulling prophecies.  Tomek, the protagonist of the movie A Short Film About Love asks, “Why do people...
The kinds of jobs women hold are as important as the question of their employment now; the curation and placement of their public image and the authority they wield is as important as their visibility; their influence over management is as important as their appointment to management positions. If...
It is vital to consider family planning services within the framework of gender equality and develop a perspective that supports women. The right to abortion has been the most contested topic in recent years regarding women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Women have once again reclaimed ownership of...
Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation (Purple Roof), founded in May 1990, opened its first women’s shelter in 1995. In the same period, “independent discussion group” in Ankara came up with a project to open a counseling center and a shelter. The independent discussion group, later named as Women from...
Satı Korkmak was smothered with a television cable by his husband Hasan Korkmak on 14th of February 2009. Feminists were involved in Satı’s case when her family applied to Mor Çatı (Purple Roof Shelter). Hasan Korkmak stated that he killed Satı on the grounds that “she was in a ‘relationship’...
Throwing the Istanbul Convention into question in such a way –a convention which offers a very broad and comprehensive framework regarding the combat against violence against women and explains in detail the obligations of the state, what the state should pay attention to in fulfilling these obligations, and the...
On 31 December 2008, feminist women handed out purple needles, symbols of struggle against sexual harassment and assault, in Taksim (İstiklal Street), and said, “We will neither leave the nights, nor the streets, nor the squares”. On 29-30-31 December, they raised their voices against sexual abuse and distributed the...