Turkey meets International Women?s Day with not much progress in gender equality…


Get involved in International Women?s Day

from Protect The Human by ben


Just 100 years ago women in the UK didn?t have the right to vote, they weren?t allowed to serve as magistrates or jurors, and they were barred from many professions.

Murder Count: One Week

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
Image from Radikal 

The image caption is ?Enough!? Women?s groups have been demonstrating all over the country against the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut of violence against women, particularly honor killings.

Turkey’s Murder Rate of Women Skyrockets | Europe | English

In Turkey the murder rate of women has increased by 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009, the last date for which data is available. The statistic was revealed by the country’s justice minister, in response to a parliamentary question. The revelation has shocked the country and has put a spotlight on the government’s record on women’s rights, which could have implications for its European Union bid”

Turkey’s Changemakers: Tarlabasi Community Center fuels hope amid poverty

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Sabanci Foundation’s ‘Turkey’s Changemakers’ project highlights the Tarlabasi Community Center, which reaches out to one of the hardest to reach communities in Istanbul through a needs-based service program. 

Turkey Gains “0” Points on Gender Equality – Again

from Bianet :: English
According to the women’s association KA.DER, Turkey failed once more in the report on “Inequality in the Representation of Women and Men in Turkey”. Women are not included in decision making mechanisms, KA.DER criticized.


For the 100th time?

Some messages take a long time to sink in and need to be repeated often. The world marks International Women?s Day for the 100th time today, but after a century of struggle no country has reached the holy grail of gender equality, although some are coming close to reaching that goal.


Where Are The Women?

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

Not here:

The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has elected 211 judges to the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Council of State. Six are women. (click here, in Turkish)

But here (click on the video in the link):

The way Forward: More Women in Turkish Labor force

from Turkey | World Bank

Ankara, March 8, 2011¾Increasing the number of women who are actively employed in Turkey would reduce poverty, increase national economic output, and lead to improvements in social indicators like health and children?s education outcomes, according to the ?Female Labor Force Participation in Turkey: Trends Determinants and Policy Framework? report from the Turkey?s State Planning Organization (SPO) and the World Bank.

100 years of celebrating women

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler

EU wants more women in top positions, but no quotas

from EurActiv.com
EU ministers in charge of employment and social affairs endorsed yesterday (7 March) a renewed pact for gender equality aimed at increasing women’s presence in decision-making bodies, but refrained from imposing EU-wide quotas.

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