‘TURKEY’S FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT ITSRESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS HEADSCARVED WOMEN’, ISBN 978-1-903718-40-7, 25 pages
Since 1997 a ban on wearing the headscarf at university has persisted, meaning that thousands of women have been denied their right to education. The knock on effect for women in Turkey over a decade later is serious. Not only have women been denied educational rights, their ability to participate in the work sector is affected. Further official and unofficial bans operate in other spheres of Turkish life, with women working in government institutions suffering similar problems.
This report documents not only such acts, where women with the veil / hijab / headscarf are discriminated against , but the cases where women wearing headscarves have even been denied medical treatment.