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...

Patriarchal labor exploitation in agriculture and its implications for feminist politics

Exclusion of women from land ownership enables men to constitute a gendered division of labor and, hence, to appropriate the surplus product produced by...

In the shadow of obligations: Family planning and abortion

It is vital to consider family planning services within the framework of gender equality and develop a perspective that supports women. The right to...

Discursively constructed maternity

Women who have internalized patriarchy, in order to secure their status and lives –perhaps as an obligation– have to have children. Women who have...

All escapes start in the house / Interview with Sinem Taş

My Kaaba is Human is a photography project which features stories of people from all around the world. We conversed with Sinem Taş, the...

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...

Çatlak Zemin is now available in English!

Çatlak Zemin is a website which has been maintained voluntarily by a group of feminists since 2016. This group is composed of women from Turkey...

What does crying tell us?

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...

Is Boğaziçi University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office (CİTÖK) de facto being shut down? /...

Boğaziçi University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office (CİTÖK) which has been active since 2012 has been frozen last week after the coordinator of the office...

Feminist politics of abortion (or) What are rights to us?

We cannot easily write off the politics of rights—both in the sense of concrete entitlements that the state extends to us, and in the...

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