Arin is a women’s rights activist and feminist lawyer.
After graduating from the Istanbul University, she studied law at the
LSE. She joined the women’s movement in Turkey in
the 80’s. She co-founded Purple Roof, Mor Cati Women’s Shelter Foundation, and
KA.DER - Association for the Support of Women Candidates. Canan Arin also
co-founded the Istanbul Bar Association Women’s Rights Enforcement Centre.
Between 1994-1997 she acted as an expert on violence against women for the Council of Europe
Gender Equality Commission.
Durbas is a researcher in Sociology at the University of Sussex. She has been researching gender violence and honour
crimes in Turkey and the UK. She also works as a researcher affiliated with the
Humboldt University of Berlin in the Diversity and Social Conflict department
on the UNRI Research Institute for Social Development project on honour crimes.