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An assessment after seven years with feminist academics dismissed by SoE decree laws /...

Established in 2012 to advocate for peace, Academics for Peace published the declaration titled We will not be a party to this crime! in January 2016. They have been actively supporting the peace process...

Statement from the March 8, 21st Feminist Night March in Istanbul

On February 6, we woke up to a disastrous earthquake that caused serious destruction in 10 cities in Turkey. According to the official figures, so far over 46.000 people lost their lives under the...

Interview with the journal Jineolojî following the assassination of Nagihan Akarsel / “Nagihan’s resistance,...

In her writings, speeches, and life, Nagihan showed how emotion, intuition, meaning can be intertwined with thought and action in a period when we are constantly exposed to hardened and dogmatized knowledge and practices....

“I have to feel up to come next year”: 9th Boğaziçi University Pride Parade

The trustee management appointed to Boğaziçi University in 2021 quickly shifted its focus to LGBTI+s, first the club was closed, an investigation was launched against it, and then systematic intervention in activities and even...

Çatlak Zemin is at 17th Istanbul Biennial!

Project by Çatlak Zemin opens at the Pera Museum as part of the Istanbul Biennial.  Merve Elveren and Çağla Özbek invited Çatlak Zemin to become a part of the “In Time / On Ground”...

We, the women, will abide by the motto: “if not pushed, no dictator will...

“Kurdish women are punished both for their general political activities and their engagement with the advancement of women’s rights. If I were to give just one example about myself, I was sentenced to 22...

Kışanak speaks out from prison: “Those on the outside must look out for those...

Together with our differences, if we prioritize the principle of “joint struggle”, we can constitute a stronger women’s struggle. We need to act by knowing that the country has entered a dangerous corner in...

“Women’s fertility is always a topic of social order” / An interview with Hilal...

I.B. Tauris published The Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary Turkey: Reproduction, Maternity, Sexuality during the summer of 2021. We spoke to Hilal Alkan, one of the co-editors of the book alongside Ayşe...

Our existence is resistance: Hayriye Kara of KAOS GL tells the significance of the...

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...

“No attack can ever end women’s solidarity”: Conversation with women from the Foundation for...

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...