Gender Equality from a Constitutional Perspective: The Case of Turkey

Citation:

Elver, Hilal. 2005. “Gender Equality  from a Constitutional Perspective: The Case of Turkey.” In The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence, edited by Ruth Rubio-Marín and Beverley Baines, 278–305. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Hilal Elver

Abstract:

Turkey, a bridge connecting Asia and Europe, occupies the geographic border zone between two vastly different regions of the world: the East and the West. This gives Turkey a unique position, as it has cultural, social, and legal characteristics of both regions and tries to achieve the values of both in its current search for identity. This makes it difficult and puzzling to evaluate the status of women in Turkey.

Topics: Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Constitutions Regions: MENA, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Southern Europe Countries: Turkey

Year: 2005

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