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The Women of Turkey Won’t Give Up Without A Fight #Vaw

June 11, 2013 by Ponta Abadi  When tens of thousands in Turkey took to protesting the government, beginning at the end of May, the demographics were astonishing to many global observers: At least half of the protesters are women. What is it about… Continue Reading →

Turkish Protests Rattle Erdogan’s Female Loyalists

By Sisi Tang WeNews correspondent Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Turkey‘s anti-government protests are troubling for some of Erdogan’s female supporters, who dominate his voting base. For other women, the protests are an outlet for anger at current policies and a… Continue Reading →

Urgent call to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in solidarity with Istanbul

June 11th 2013 A photo of a 13-year old child injured in the police attack on the protest.   This is an urgent call to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from Istanbul Valuable members of the IOC; This is an… Continue Reading →

Look where biometrics (don’t) get you — Armless artist Karipbek Kuyukov ‘denied entry’

7 May 2013, BBC Karipbek Kuyukov says he is disappointed he could not enter the UK A Kazakh artist who was born without arms says he could not get permission to enter the UK last month because he could not… Continue Reading →

Maternity Leave Boost May Backfire in Turkey #Vaw #womenrights

By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Amid calls for Turkish women to have more children, a proposal to lengthen the paid maternity leave allowance raises fears that it may actually hinder women’s work force participation.    … Continue Reading →

Police tear gas kurd hunger strike protesters in #Istanbul

November 04, 2012 03:54 PM (Last updated: November 04, 2012 04:27 PM) A protestor throws a fire bomb as he clashes with Turkish riot police during a protest in support of a hunger strike movement by Kurdish prisoners, on October… Continue Reading →

Turkish jails filling up with journalists

By DAVID ROSENBERG/THE MEDIA LINE 02/04/2012 Kurdish reporter’s arrest over weekend is the latest in wave of detentions. Aziz Tekin, a correspondent for the Kurdish-language newspaper Azadiya Welat, had the misfortune of becoming a news item himself over the weekend… Continue Reading →

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