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Şükran Şakir

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24 December 2013: While women are being killed; women who face the risk of...

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...

13 March 1908: The machine breaker women workers in Uşak and the “Weaver Looting”

The Treaty of Baltalimanı signed between the Ottoman Empire and the UK in 1838 and the Tanzimat reforms of 1839 formed the legal basis for the transition of the Ottoman Empire’s economy from its...

6 March 2004: “We want shelters not graves” demonstration

After Güldünya Tören’s death, who was raped by a relative and got pregnant and then killed following the decision taken by her family, a press release was read in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery accompanied by placards,...

27 May 2012: First response from feminists to prime minister’s statements on abortion

Prime minister's following statements brought abortion and c-section to the foreground: "I see abortion as murder", "You keep on saying Uludere. Every abortion is an Uludere. I am asking you, what is the difference...

16 July 1998: Muslim feminist Konca Kuriş was abducted by Hizbullah

On 16 July 1998, Muslim feminist Konca Kuriş was abducted by three gunmen from her house in Mersin, after her husband was overpowered. Worried that Konca Kuriş would be yet another forcibly disappeared person,...

17 May 1987: March for Solidarity against Battering

In Istanbul, “March against Battering” was held as the first permitted and mass women’s protest after the 12 September 1980 military coup d’état. The protest started at Kadıköy Pier and continued until the meeting...