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Briefing on women in Turkey

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By some measures, the situation of women in Turkey has improved significantly over the last 10 years, but significant obstacles still exist to women’s advancement and parity, a significant issue not just from an ethical standpoint but also with respect to Turkey’s ongoing transformation into a developed and leading world economy.

  • Since 2004, Turkey has seen a marked improvement in a number of key indicators for women’s advancements but many are still below the average for economies of its size.
  • Women’s political participation, while low, has increased in the AKP years and the party has worked to tackle key issues but critics accuse them of misogyny, undermining this progress.
  • Murders of women have risen at an alarming rate in recent years, which the government explains on improved policing and measures to tackle this troubling issue.

In Turkey, as in many countries across the world, the government, civil society and members of the public celebrated international women’s day yesterday. The day receives considerable attention in Turkey and leading politicians across the political spectrum attended events or released statements. The day also brings to the public’s attention once again the issue of the status of women in Turkey. By some measures, over the last 10 years, the situation for women in Turkey has…

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9 March 2017

Photo credit: Guncel Haber Ajansi

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