Tag: women

Books
See Elif Shafak and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discuss the need for more women to be heard in public life

A co-production with Fane Productions sees First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meet Elif Shafak, Turkey’s most widely read female author and recently placed under investigation in her own country, in this timely and riveting discussion of democracy and human rights today. Shafak’s universally praised latest novel, has been described as a “piercing, unflinching look at the […]

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Sapmi score four goals to beat TRNC in first-ever CONIFA women’s international football match

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus women’s team was roundly beaten by North European side Sapmi in last night’s international friendly. The teams took to the field at 20 Temmuz Stadium in Girne/Kyrenia to play this historic match – the first international women’s game for independent world football body CONIFA, which represents nations and territories […]

Body
Turkey’s First Lady joins supermodels for pioneering Let’s Talk! conference on women’s health

A day of discussions at an international forum in Antalya, southern Turkey, aimed at breaking down taboo subjects affecting women has ended with pledges to take better co-ordinated action to galvanise ‘political and social action’. The event culminated with an awards ceremony attended by the First Lady of Turkey, Emine Erdoğan, where she also vowed […]

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Over 1,900 women killed in Turkey in past 8 years
 

Yesterday, Saturday 25 November, was International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls. It brought tens of thousands of women around the world on to the streets to protest at the on-going gender-based violence that results in the sexual or physical assault and murder of women each year. Kadın Cinayetleri, a women’s group in Turkey, […]

Entrepreneurs
JJ Food Service sets target of 20% female warehouse staff by 2018

  Although the UK has robust equal opportunity laws in place, many industries and work places remain male-dominated. One leading food business aims to change that by placing a clear target to recruit more women. Award-winning wholesaler JJ Food Service is aiming to grow its female warehouse staff from 8% currently to at least 20% […]

Music
Hura Nights is back at The Library club

  After a short hiatus, eclectic live music night Hura Nights is back for July at the glamorous Library Club in Covent Garden. Curated by musical chanteuse Djanan Turan, this monthly party is perfect for those after a night of good-time global beats: everything from disco to reggae, and trancey Anatolian tracks. Originally from Turkey […]