Canan 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.
Bingul 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.
Published in: 50.50Silencing women's rights activists in Turkey
Leading Turkish women’s rights activist and lawyer Canan Arin was unlawfully detained on 23 June 2012 for speaking...