Women’s Issues Discussed at Summit

26 February 2019 Comments Off on Women’s Issues Discussed at Summit

On February 23 and 24, the Bilkent Women’s Studies Society held its third annual Women’s Summit, bringing together students from a number of universities, experts in various fields and people from every walk of life. The summit, which took place in Mithat Çoruh Auditorium, consisted of ten sessions, each followed by a question-and-answer period; speakers were academicians, writers and politicians from diverse backgrounds.

Among the speakers at this year’s summit were Selin Akyüz, Burcu Dabak Özdemir, Gülden Sayılan, Nurseli Yeşim Sünbüloğlu, Arzu Erkan Yüce, Atilla Barutçu, Şenay Yılmaz, Seda Dolaner, Funda Şenol Cantek and Ahu Özyurt. Topics discussed included post-feminism in television series, prejudice and discrimination against sexual minority groups, gender in Turkish modernization, women’s sexuality, women’s shelters and women’s roles in the media.