As Europe Grapples with Refugee Crisis, Women’s Human Rights Cannot Be Neglected

As the continent struggles to address the unprecedented Syrian refugee crisis, it must ensure that women's human rights are at the core of its efforts.

Turkish Women’s Rights Activist Pınar İlkkaracan Wins Prestigious Joan B. Dunlop Award

  • November 4, 2015

IWHC presented the third annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Pınar İlkkaracan for her exceptional record of work in Turkey and globally to promote the human rights of women and girls.

Access to Abortion in Turkey: No Laughing Matter

Although it's legal, access to abortion in Turkey is extremely limited; a local group reports that only three out of the 37 public hospitals in the country are providing non-emergency terminations.

An Irresistible Force for Women’s Rights

After two weeks of fierce negotiations at the United Nations' annual Commission on the Status of Women, on March 15 more than 130 governments committed to ending violence against women and girls, and reached strong agreements to promote gender equality and ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Turkish Women Take to the Streets to Protest Proposed Abortion Ban

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to proceed toward a ban of abortion services in the country. In response, Turkish feminists are rallying to support pro-choice policy.  They have launched a website, Say No Abortion Ban, that is gathering electronic signatures to…

Bringing Youth to the Table: Interview with Evre Kaynak

  • August 12, 2011

Evre Kaynak, from Turkey, holds a B.A. in Economics from Istanbul University, and a double M.A. in Development Economics and Human Rights Law from Marmara University and Bilgi University. Since 2005, she has been the National Program Coordinator at …

Interview with Pinar Ilkkaracan

Pinar Ilkkaracan is a founder of our partners International Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) andWomen for Women’s Human…

One Struggle for Human Rights in the Muslim World

Today, over 40 organizations will stage bold actions in 12 countries to promote human rights as part of “One Day, One Struggle,” an international campaign organized by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).   In its…