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13 January 1993: Feminists from Turkey campaign against mass rape in Bosnia

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...

7 February 2009: “2009 local elections: We give our feminist word to Beyoğlu!”

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....

27 May 1995: Saturday People/Mothers are at the Galatasaray Square!

Enforced disappearance through which the state targets the political opponents and aims at intimidating those who are left behind became systematized in Turkey in the 1990s. Truth Justice Memory Center (Hafıza Merkezi) collected the...

9 June 2009: European Court of Human Rights’ historic decision against male violence: Nahide...

ECtHR penalized Turkey on June 9, 2009 for not protecting Nahide Akgün (Opuz) from male violence. With this decision, for the first time, a European country has been convicted in a court case pertaining...

14 February 2010: “Men’s Love Kills Three Women Every Day”

14 February 2010: "Men's Love Kills Three Women Every Day" In November 2009, Minister of Justice Ergin announced the statistics pertaining to violence against women and the number of women killed from 2002 to June...

13 May 2008: Feminists as the Intervening Party in a Femicide Case: Ayşe Yılbaş...

The case of Ayşe Yılbaş who was murdered on 22 February 2008 by her husband whom she wanted to divorce set an important example to feminist experience of being intervening party in femicide cases. Just...

10 May 1987: First feminist street protest in Ankara: “So, you love your mother...

After women in Istanbul started the Campaign against Battering, feminists in Ankara decided to organize a street protest against battering. They planned to sell flowers, and pins with “Don’t beat mothers” written on them...