Sham marriages for women with Down’s syndrome

The guests are waiting in the hall, all dressed up, with the…

Turkish matriarchs fight for the mother tongue

When Esra Kırkavak moved to the United Kingdom, she began fretting that…

Fighting for gender equality: The Istanbul Convention

Women’s rights activists in Turkey warn that hard-earned gains and protections enshrined…

Sex workers in Turkey stand up for their rights

Melike Arzu Şakiroğlu wanted job security. Like other sex workers in Istanbul,…

Turkey’s proposed change in alimony law leaves women more vulnerable

Activists are warning that attempts by the Turkish government to change the…

#10YearChallenge sparks hijab debate

When 18-year-old Pınar decided to take part in the popular #10YearChallenge –…