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  • Re/forming Laws to Secure Women's Rights in Turkey: The Campaign on the Penal Code

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    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.

    Ilkkaracan, P

    In J Gaventa & R McGee (eds) Citizen Action and National Policy Reform: Making Change Happen. London: Zed, 2010.

    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.
  • Changing Turkey's Laws to Improve Women's Rights

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    This two-page document describes a concerted campaign by women’s and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations that succeeded in achieving a revolutionary change in the philosophy and content of the Turkish Penal Code on issues...

    IDS In Focus Policy Briefing, 5, 2008.

    This two-page document describes a concerted campaign by women’s and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations that succeeded in achieving a revolutionary change in the philosophy and content of the Turkish Penal Code on issues of gender and sexuality. The new Code allows women greater sexual and bodily autonomy, for example by criminalising marital rape, and prompted a groundbreaking shift in public and social attitudes. This Research Summary shows how the campaigners successfully achieved thirty five progressive amendments to the new code despite the opposition of the ruling religious conservative government.

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