Twenty-eight percent of Turkish women who have been married were younger than 18. [Reuters]

Agencies seek to raise awareness of child marriage

  One-third of marriages in Turkey involve child brides, despite a national law that says a judge must approve the union if it involves someone younger than 17, advocates said. Stronger application of the law is needed to turn back the practice, which the local groups and the United Nations say places the child bride’s…

The film festival brought together artists, civil society members and lawyers to talk about violence and discrimination against women. [Dalia Mortada/SES Türkiye]

Art and law come together to address violence and discrimination against women

  The International Crime and Punishment Film Festival ended Thursday (October 4th) after screening more than 100 movies related to violence and discrimination against women. The festival brought together academics, cinematographers, NGO representatives, activists, writers and the press from Turkey and more than 40 countries to exchange knowledge and experience on violence against women. Professor…

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Meet Istanbul’s Heroines

Despite being from very different industries and walks of life, all these ladies have their core values in common: they prioritise others, especially other women; they believe in the power of education and mentorship; they have a profound sense of community even with those they have never met; and they believe in making the world…