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.