Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 2nd Antalya Women's Summit will be the common voice of the women again


Violence shapes gender relations in multiple ways. Killings carried out in the name of honor are one of the most visible and lethal forms of gender based violence. In its less visible, more subtle forms, gender-based violence threatens the physical and emotional integrity of millions of women living in Turkey, and billions globally. Domestic violence especially that carried out by husbands comprises a “constitutive dimension” of women’s life. 

We, the people of the Republic of Turkey feel proud of our glorious history. We say that Turkish women are granted the right to vote since 1934. In addition to this, in 1926, the new Turkish civil code passed. Under the new code, women gained equality with men in such matters as inheritance and divorce. Moreover, in 1935, 18 women deputies had chairs in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. As a percentage, they accounted for 4.5% of all the seats in the Assembly, one of the highest proportions in the world at that time. 


Despite some advancements made by women in today’s society they are still affected by some challenges. Turkey is an interesting example, from the aspect of the position of women, because it is a country which is influenced by all the contradictions of globalization and traditions.



For this purpose, the 2nd Women's Summit will be held on Saturday, November 3 in AKM.

Women from different walks of life will  participate the Summit as a speaker. The theme of the summit is "The politicsvwhich focuses on women's body, and women's reproductive rights". 

 'Women Friendly City in Antalya "Why Increasing Violence Against Women in Turkey? What should be done? "Questions in order to seek solutions to the Antalya Women's Summit held last year by  the Department of Press and Public Relations of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. Writers, intellectuals, politicians, and at the end of the summit, with the participation of scientists published the manifesto of results on the solutions to stop violence against women and women's demands were identified.

For advocating gender equality in society the 2nd Antalya Women's Summit will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 09:00 a.m. in the Antalya Cultural Center (AKM) Aspendos Hall. At the end of the summit, common accord "Final Declaration" will be created and it will be the collective voice of women.


For the Programme of the Summit, click here..


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