Akat Ata was born in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1976. She graduated from Faculty of
Law at Dicle University, Diyarbakir.
her graduation she worked in different civil society organisations including
Human Rights Association, Social and Law Researches Foundation, Immigration
Association and Diyarbakir Women’s Platform. She was also a defense lawyer for
Mr. Abdullah Öcalan. She run for
parliament elections as an independent candidate backed by the pro-Kurdish
party, DTP, in 2007 and served as an MP for the city of Batman in the National
Assembly. She was re-elected as an MP in 2011.
She took place in the first delegation to visit Mr.
Abdullah Öcalan in İmrali Island, known as the first visit to start the
negotiation and resolution process in the Kurdish Question. After her
parliamentary term ended, she was elected as the spokeswomen of KJA, Free Women
Congress, as the largest umbrell -congress of the women in Kurdistan.