19 October 2007
ESI on BBC Woman's Hour - Women's equality in Turkey

Being invited to the BBC's Woman's Hour programm, Gerald discussed Turkey's new draft constitution and its implications for Turkish women with Nukhet Sirman of the Women's Platform for a New Constitution. Citing ESI's report Sex and Power in Turkey. Feminism, Islam and the Maturing of Turkish Democracy he pointed out that while Turkey is still a long way from gender equality, reforming the penal code, tackling the issue of "honor killings" or for the first time providing women's shelters represents progress inconceivable only a very short time ago. You can listen to the full discussion at the BBC's website.


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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com