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Gender Equality in Turkey
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30.       zhang ziyi
205 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 10:45 pm

 

Quoting doudi94

{#lang_emotions_wtf}{#lang_emotions_rant} really i sware you leave me speechless

tsk,tsk

 enta ma3andeksh dam

Its people like you who keep the world backwards!

Bravo! Well said! {#lang_emotions_flowers}

Your comments pull me out of my backwardness!

 

 

31.       lady in red
6947 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 10:56 pm

 

Quoting doudi94

{#lang_emotions_wtf}{#lang_emotions_rant} really i sware you leave me speechless

tsk,tsk

 

 

And I get the feeling that not many people can do that doudi!!

 

{#lang_emotions_razz} 

32.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 11:52 pm

 

Quoting zhang ziyi

Bravo! Well said! {#lang_emotions_flowers}

Your comments pull me out of my backwardness!

 

Again with your unbearable sarcasm?

33.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 11:53 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

Quoting doudi94

{#lang_emotions_wtf}{#lang_emotions_rant} really i sware you leave me speechless

tsk,tsk

 

 

And I get the feeling that not many people can do that doudi!!

 

{#lang_emotions_razz}

If you only knew!!!!You have no idea how right you are {#lang_emotions_satisfied_nod}

 

34.       doudi94
845 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 12:44 am

Back to our topic about gender equality in Turkey:

 

With the foundation of the Republic in 1923, Turkey has experienced rapid social and political transformation. Ensuring the equality between men and women; state support for women in entry into the public sphere; restructuring the legal system; efforts to transform the social traditions and values which were inherently discriminatory are some of the main axis of this transformation. However, with respect to advancement of women and gender equality in the country, some problems still exist in practice. In Turkey, women do not confront with any legal obstacles in exercising fundamental human rights such as education, political rights, employment. Turkish legislation guarantees equality between men and women. The amendments in the Constitution constitute the most important part of the reforms directed towards women. Nonetheless Turkey had placed explicitly the equality principle between men and women in her constitution formerly, by the addition of a provision to Article 10 of the Constitution, State has the responsibility to take necessary measures to provide women equal rights and opportunities with men. In this way, Turkey has become one of the very few countries that has a similar provision in their legal system. However, despite significant legal improvement, it is not possible to say that gender equality has been reflected completely in practice in accordance with these improvements. In this case, a strong patriarchal culture, gender discriminatory traditions and practices have roles. In Turkey 25 % of the population (13 million) are women in the age range of 15-49. Naturally, with such a huge population of women, it is unavoidable that women’s problems are reflected to the social life of the country. Turkey, by increasing compulsory education to 8 years in 1997, has taken a significant step to get over the problems in education that women are faced with; targeted to make schooling rate reach 100 % for girls and boys until 2010. In this framework, many projects have been initiated.

Another problematic area, employment of women is still among the basic areas of problem. Turkey has taken this issue under legal and constitutional guarantee by incorporating provisions regarding equal participation of women and men in working life both into its Constitution and into the Labour Act

With the New Labour Act, effective as of 2003, it is resolved that no discrimination with any reason in terms of basic human rights, including sex is permissible in the relationship between the employer and employee. In this context, the Law includes provisions ruling the employer must not make any discrimination, either directly or indirectly, against an employee in the conclusion, conditions, execution and termination of her employment contract due to the employee’s sex or maternity, differential remuneration for similar jobs or for work of equal value is not permissible and sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and confinement shall not constitute a valid reason for termination of the contract. Besides, provisions regarding sexual harassment in the workplace and part time work are also included in the Law for the first time. Provisions in the State Personnel Law and Vocational Education Act on access to work, promotion, training and work conditions are also regulated on the basis of non-discrimination principle. In parallel with these arrangements, the Prime Ministry Circular related to “Acting in Accordance with the Principle of Equality in Employee Recruitment” has been issued. With the mentioned Circular, governmental institutions have been instructed on the subject of no discrimination shall be made on the basis of gender, except for service requirements, during staff recruitment. Although the equality between women and men is ensured legally, women’s labour force participation rate was only 24.8% in 2007, while this rate was 71.3% for men. Additionally, in the context of globalization, unemployment of women during the last two decades has shifted to unregistered economy. Agriculture is still the sector that employs women most. Even this sector causes women remain as unpaid family workers, it motivates women to socialize and participate in decisions. The basic reason of working women to end their work life after a short period and/or not to be able to show their potential for advance in their career is the problem for women to reconcile their work and home life. The number of day care centres in the country is still insufficient in spite of all efforts.

 

 

http://www.wikigender.org/wiki/index.php?title=Gender_Equality_in_Turkey

35.       alameda
3499 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 12:50 am

 

Quoting teaschip

I´m basing my opinions on experience of course. I never said Turkey hasn´t progressed.  And yes, it is the older generation as I specifically said in my previous post.  A great deal of women do not have educations, therefore it is very difficult to get work for them. Women get arrested for wearing short skirts how about honor killings shall I go on?  This has nothing to do with the media, I´m afraid.  If you really think the perception of women having their places in soceity is abolished..you have alot to still learn.   Many people in my own country the U.S. still feel this way as well.

 

Does it make me feel more comfortable laughing at other countries because I think were more civilized?  What kind of question is this.....and what gave you that opinion?  {#lang_emotions_you_crazy}

 

 And tell us please, how long did you live in Turkia or Egypt? Have you lived in the South West of the US? When was the last time you were in Istanbul, or Ankara...or even anyplace in Turkia?

36.       doudi94
845 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 01:22 am

 

Quoting zhang ziyi

A big faux pais!

It is a bit strange that you haven´t picked up certain habbits, rules of even say codex of commenting here.

When women from Middle East (such as Canli or doudi) give their opinions it would be ideal if you agree with them and don´t criticize their countries, cultures and religious actions.

Pointing out frustraiting facts equals to insulting and offending.

 

Wait a sec, i ddint notice this earlier, what do you mean by "frustrating facts???"

37.       armegon
1872 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 01:40 am

 

Quoting teaschip

 Women get arrested for wearing short skirts  

 

 Vay canına!! im surprised as a Turkish {#lang_emotions_smile} 

biraz destekli atalım lütfen...

38.       lady in red
6947 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 01:52 am

 

Quoting armegon

 Vay canına!! im surprised as a Turkish {#lang_emotions_smile} 

biraz destekli atalım lütfen...

 

Not my post but I remember there was something posted a month or so ago about a certain area of Istanbul where this (being arrested for wearing a mini-skirt) would still happen today.  I am sorry I can´t remember where/when exactly this was posted or the name of the area.

39.       armegon
1872 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 01:57 am

 

Quoting lady in red

Not my post but I remember there was something posted a month or so ago about a certain area of Istanbul where this (being arrested for wearing a mini-skirt) would still happen today.  I am sorry I can´t remember where/when exactly this was posted or the name of the area.

 

 Arrested by police?? and judged by law court?? its impossible, maybe you refering to some parts of İstanbul where bigots are living, harressed that woman

40.       lady in red
6947 posts
 28 Aug 2008 Thu 02:00 am

 

Quoting armegon

 Arrested by police?? and judged by law court?? its impossible, you refering to some parts of İstanbul where bigots are living...

 

 I said - I don´t know exactly - I´ll see if I can find the thread .  I just mentioned it because that was maybe where Teaship got this information from.

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