Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact email@example.com.
SOURCE Sabanci University
ISTANBUL, January 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
This year's theme for the annual Sakip Sabanci International Research Awards given by Sabanci University has been chosen as "Gender Equality in Turkey." The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.
Despite significant efforts and progress toward reducing the gender gap in its economic, political and social life, Turkey has fallen short of realizing the goal of gender equality by most standards. To cite only one assessment, it ranks 124th out of 135 countries in World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report in 2012. It is thus as urgent as ever to understand the nature and extent of gender-based inequalities in Turkey in their structural dimensions and diverse patterns, as well as to recognize and evaluate the scope and impact of the achievements in the direction of equality. This requires a consideration of the interconnections between different domains of the gender regime in Turkey, from economic and political practices that prevent equal empowerment, to the taken-for-granted forms of everyday gendered behavior, the propagation of patriarchal values, or the restrictions on sexuality and gender identity rights. Such a consideration will benefit from alternative conceptualizations of persisting problems, proposals for new countervailing strategies, and the contextualization of issues of gender equality in different theoretical and comparative frameworks.
About Sakip Sabanci International Research Award
Contact: Mariam Ocal - firstname.lastname@example.org - +90216-483-93-57 – +90532-668-92-01
©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.