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Sexual Harassment: Turkey (Update)
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Sexual harassment became an issue of priority for the second wave feminist movement in Turkey, the first social movement following the military intervention in 1980 to express opposition and voice women's demands in the private sphere to the state. The first successful public demonstration by the new feminist movement, a protest against “wife beating” in May 1987, was followed a year later by another widespread and energetic feminist campaign against sexual harassment and sexual violence. This c…

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Ilkkaracan, Pinar, “Sexual Harassment: Turkey (Update)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0198f>
First published online: 2009

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