Women’s Movement In ArgentIna and Turkey: Similarities and Differences

Çolak E., Aşkun O. B.

2 nd International Congress on Women and Politics in a Global World, İstanbul, Türkiye, 25 - 26 Aralık 2020, ss.17-18

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Özet Bildiri
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-18


Women’s Movement in Argentina and Turkey: Similarities and Differences Ezgi Çolak* , Olcay Bige Aşkun†

Abstract: Civil wars in the 19th century and military dictatorship in the 20th century resulted in Argentine women being active participants in the historical process. In the 21st century, they continued to come to the agenda with their actions that would give the women's movement a revolutionary character. Ni Una Menos, national women's gatherings and millions of women on the streets with their green bandanas are reflections of this active participation. Recently, the efforts of the right and left-wing parties in the country to include feminist women candidates in the elections were another striking examples. Similarly, Turkey has gradually become one of the symbols of the women’s movement that has long struggled with the handicaps created by the hegemonic male perspective towards women. Actions organized by women from different regions of Turkey, the effective struggle that women's organizations put forward in the demand for rights and justice, especially through social media, and ultimately the legal gains achieved show that women’s movements have become prominent political actors in Turkey. In this study, the similarities and differences between the women's movement in Argentina and Turkey are examined. In this context, a comparative analysis is presented by examining the literature on recent news published in national and international media, and important discussions carried out on digital platforms and social media. When the last period of the 2000s is analyzed, it is seen that the demands of feminist women's organizations are on the agenda, that produces political discourse, the voice of the movement gets louder, and the current order is transformed into a formidable and transformative form. With the comparison, it is aimed to explore whether the women's movement in both countries is one of the important power actors in the economic and social fields, especially in the political order, by looking at their public impact. Thus, in other countries, notably Turkey, where the women's movement gained momentum, a road map that might affect the future of the movements is tried to be presented. Keywords: Argentina Women’s Movement, Turkey Women’s Movement, Politics, Human Rights