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Environment: Water and Pollution: Turkey
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The third principle adopted at the 1992 Dublin conference on Water and Environment states that “women play a central role in the provision, management and safeguarding of water” (see Bennett 2005 for discussion). Women in Turkey are no exception. Highlighting some of the particular matters of interest for gender and water in the Turkish context, this entry details issues related to water pollution and health, daily access and work practices, as well as activism and water management. The account begins with a broad discussion of pollution important for women and gender issues in Turkey.


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Harris, Leila M., “Environment: Water and Pollution: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0260d>
First published online: 2009

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