In the wake of a United Nations report highlighting gender inequality in politics, prominent Turkish women’s organizations are expressing their concerns about a lack of female representation in Parliament and the Cabinet.
Women demand more voice in Turkish politics.
Turkey’s prominent women NGO’s together published an ad in the country’s major dailies on Thursday, demanding more opportunities for women in vice-ministry positions and in bureaucry. A recent report by U.N. Women also shows how the rule of law in many countries still excludes women.
“While Turkey ranks as the 16th biggest economy in the world, it concerns us that it ranks 126th in the index of men-women equality,” read an advertisement published Thursday in the country’s major dailies by the Women Who Are Right Platform, which represents 39 NGOs and 90,000 people. Continue reading