Turkish Women Left Behind

Although Turkey has a growing modern economy and a first class education system, the situation of women in society continues to deteriorate. On the UNDP’s Human Development Index, the role of women has dropped Turkey to lower levels on the index. It ranked 101 out of 109 nations in the Gender Empowerment Measure. There are many areas in Turkey where women are not obtaining educational opportunities, not receiving support in care if children, and the presence of women in key business, government or educational roles leaves much to be desired. Half of Turkey is being run without any female member of a local council.

The times they are a’changing and it is time for Turkey to change the times for women.