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16 Oct

The 15th General Assembly of Women gathered in Izmir, Ozdere. An approximate number of 200 women attended to the meeting.

The main idea behind the meeting was ‘ we want equality not charity to struggle with the violence against women.’

A lot of women coming from various places of Turkey attended to the meeting which will last for three days and will be hosted by İzmir Kadın Dayanışma Derneği (Woman Solidarity Organization of Izmir). For the most part, participants focused on violence against women and criticised the attitude of government on right to abortion and right to ceasarean section.


The participants of the meeting:

Adana Akdam

Antalya Kadın Dayanışma Derneği

ÇEKEV İzmir Çiğli Evka 2 Kadın Kültür Derneği

Diyarbakır Selis

Elder Çanakkale

Ergani Selis


İzmir Kadın Dayanışma Derneği


Mersin Bağımsız Kadın Derneği

Mor Çatı Kadın Sığınağı Vakfı

Muş Kadın Derneği

VAKAD Van Kadın Derneği



22 Jun

This Saturday, the 23th of June at 2:00 pm all women are invited to meet and discuss the demands about the abortion rights. These common claims will be directly submitted to the Turkish government by our own representatives, because women organisations are invited to a meeting initiated by the government.

We will meet at:

TMMOB/Makina Muh. Od. 

İpek sok./Taksim


17 May

Finally Transborder Feminist Encounters is happening!

The conference will take place next weekend on the 26th and 27th of May in Taksim Hill Hotel.

As the capacity of the workshops is limited, registration is required (please send a mail to: Both panels are open to all women and trans. We invite you all to join us and be part of it!

The general outline of the program is as following:

First Day
09:30 – 11:00 Panel: “Current Feminist Approaches against War”

Speakers:  Nükhet Sirman; Cynthia Cockburn; Pınar Selek (video recording); Parvin Ardalan

11:15 – 13.30 Regional Presentations

Tunisia, India; Egypt; Turkey; Lebanon; Iraq; Iraqi Kurdistan

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:30 Regional Presentations

Turkey; Cyprus; Armenia; Iran; Libya; Israel; Palestine

16:45 – 18:00 Simultaneous Workshop Sessions

Proposed Titles of the Workshops:

* Constitutions

* Violence and Conflicts

* Representation

* Organizational Issues, Networking, Strategizing


Second Day
9:30 – 13:15 Simultaneous Workshop Sessions (continued)

* Constitutions

* Violence and Conflicts

* Representation

* Organizational Issues, Networking, Strategizing

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:15 Presentations on workshop outcomes. General Evaluation

15:30-17:00 Panel: “New Feminist Tactics for Peace”

Speakers: Karen Gabriel; Seda Altuğ


8 May

Transborder Feminist Encounters is a meeting of feminists from middle eastern countries to share feminist knowlegdes and experiences across borders. It is organized by Amargi on the 26th and th 27th of may and is located in Taksim Hill Hotel.

Our aim is to reflect upon common peacefull feminist politics in the workshops and to make future plans together.



22 Mar

Transborder Feminist Encounters, which will be organized by Amargi on the 26-27th of May, 2012, aims to bring together the different types of knowledge and experience of people living in different parts of the world in order to enable a sharing of feminist knowledge across borders and boundaries.

Amargi took the first steps towards Transborder Feminist Encounters by inviting feminists who lived in different parts of the world in 2009-2010. What was experienced at that time demonstrated the need for such moments of meeting and sharing in order to expand the area of feminist analysis.

The aim is to meet with feminists who have been a part of, or are currently a part of, feminist organizations in countries to the east and south of Turkey, and examine issues regarding sexism everyone has faced in their own localities together.

More information will be announced…

Middle Eastern Women’s Meeting

7 Dec

We are organizing a Middle Eastern Women’s Meeting which will be held in May 2012 in Istanbul.  We had our first organizational meeting on 2 December 2011.  We are now collecting contact information of feminist activists and organizations from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, etc.  Some topics to be discussed are “The Resistance of Women to the Militarism of the Middle East” and “Local Methods and Solutions in Feminist Organizations.”  The second organizational meeting will be on 18 December 2011.  If you would like to attend the Middle Eastern Women’s Meeting or have related contacts, please contact us.