This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, lawyers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of law, communication and arts. The topics include women rights in Turkey, witness statement as evidence in Turkish law, legal regulations about organ or tissue trafficking, the new social movements in Turkey, humorous discourse on social media or the traditional country fairs in Turkey.
Protection System of Women’s Human Rights in Turkey
Women who have been positioned at a secondary level, and even at lower levels, in society merely due to their gender have been made to play the roles given to them by society. The superior position of men stemming from the patriarchal traditions or laws has placed the dominance of men at the very centre of the social life. As a result, women have been considered as the people who were responsible for serving and obeying men instead of being individuals with rights. Social gender, or with a more explicit expression, the duties and responsibilities given to women by society, the impression of women in the society, the expectations from women and the life codes built on them have led to the situation today in which women cannot benefit from basic human rights and freedoms both in private and in public life.
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