Turkey

The government outlawed the practice of polygamy nearly a century ago. But Islamic custom can allow men to take up to four wives. In this devoutly Muslim region, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of all marriages are polygamous.
Thanks to international pressure, solidarity and support, Muyeser Gunes and the members of Mothers for Peace have been released.
WLUML has received a call for action from friends in Women in Black Leuven (Belgium) to demand the immediate release of Muyeser Gunes of the association Mothers for Peace and of the other members of the Peace Caravan held in Turkish prisons awaiting trial.
The study examines the common aspects of criminal laws in the Middle East & North Africa related to sexuality, providing a historical perspective & insight into the amalgamation of tribal, religious, colonial laws & their impact on modern codes.
New publication from Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) - NEW WAYS detailing the success of two nationwide campaigns.
WLUML has received a call for action from friends in Turkey following the recent Turkish Penal Code reform and urges you to respond.
An interview with Pinar Ilkkaracan from Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways.
Zuleyha Seker hardly seems like a rebel. But as one of 400 women preachers, known as vaizes, currently working in several of Turkey's state-run mosques, Ms. Seker is making waves.
Des femmes ont organisé une marche mardi dans le quartier commerçant d'Istanbul pour célébrer la trentième édition de la Journée internationale des femmes.
Homosexuals in Turkey believe the European Union has failed to lend them adequate support and expect Brussels to speak out in favor of their struggle for equal rights in the mainly Muslim nation.
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