migrants in Turkey face many forms of violence - sexual
harassment, forced and early marriage, polygamy and trafficking for sexual
exploitation. The perpetrators include soldiers, border officers and
Sexual harassment of women students is rife and violence
against women in universities is commonplace. Are universities reflecting
cultural norms of violence against women instead of shaping new norms?
The repertoires about single women are unequivocal: without a
husband and children, single women signify ‘lack’ - they are incomplete and therefore
do not belong. 'Gender' and 'space' are both embodied experiences.
Recent law reform initiatives on sexual crimes against
children in Turkey reveal the growing danger for women and girls, and the need to
interrogate the myths and biases underlying the “our culture” discourse.
‘Honour killings’ represent the tragic consequences of the
failure to tackle honour based violence. Greater state
action in supporting black feminist leadership, and ensuring protection and
provision is essential.
Media discussions of male violence
against women focus on the actions of the victim rather than the perpetrator.
How can we challenge this narrative using survivor’s testimony without putting
them at risk of online harassment?
The case for investing in southern women’s rights organisations is
firmly established, but to create sustainability, resilience and long-term
change donors need to invest in the infrastructure of the organisations and
Nous sommes en mesure de reconnaître l’importance de nos
décisions techniques, et ceci nous permettrait, au final, de nous réapproprier
le pouvoir et le contrôle sur notre activisme dans la sphère numérique aussi
bien que dans le monde réel.
Recognising the political importance of our technical decisions is within reach, leading ultimately to reclaiming power and control of our activism in the digital sphere as well as in the offline world. FrançaisEspañol
Reconocer la importancia
política de nuestras decisiones técnicas es algo que podemos hacer y que nos
permitirá reivindicar poder y controlar nuestro activismo tanto en la esfera
digital como en el mundo físico.
British state has regulated relationships between its citizens and certain
foreigners since at least the Colonial era. Today’s border controls continue to
police people’s intimate lives and retain sexist and racist assumptions.