The results of the research project "Comparing women's movements in different cities in Turkey" are online in four languages!

Before starting to investigate Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey, the scholars from Bremen and Istanbul have been mapping the current position of women's movements within different socio-cultural and regional settings in Turkey in a previous project. The diversity of women's movements and gender-based political positions in Turkey was analyzed considering the complexity of the social structures in the country. The central question of the study was whether and to what extent these women's movements, despite their differences, work together and, if so, which common, overarching objectives they pursue.

The study is based on field research done in Istanbul, Ankara, and Diyarbakir, as well as in selected cities by the Aegean and the Black Seas. Within this framework, 65 qualitative interviews with experts and activists in women's movements were carried out.

The project was implemented from 2014 – 2017, also within the Blickwechsel Programme.

The results of the study are available on this page in German, English, Turkish and Kurdish.

Research Results for Download

I. Introduction by the project manager and editor of the research report "Comparing women's movements in different cities in Turkey" (Yasemin Karakaşoğlu)
II. Research design
III. Central empirical findings of the study
IV. Attachment

Photo Gallery

Activists from Muğla preparing the World March of Women (2015)
"Women are being massacred” - activists from Muğla demonstrate against feminicides (2015)
Activists from Muğla uncover the statue of a women and environmental activist (2015)
In Muğla, a 'night march' is taking place on 8 March 2015
Activists from Muğla organize a 'night march' on 8 March 2015
Frontbanner of the 8th of March demonstration in Ankara in 2014
Activists of the Ankara Women’s Platform on 8 March 2014
Activists of the Ankara Women’s Platform on 8 March 2014
Activist of the Socialist Feminist Collective at the 1st of May demonstration in Ankara in 2014