Women's perceptions on peace and justice: the case of the Kurdish issue in Turkey

Şimga, Hülya and Göker, Zeynep Gülru (2021) Women's perceptions on peace and justice: the case of the Kurdish issue in Turkey. Women's Studies International Forum, 87 . ISSN 0277-5395 (Print) 1879-243X (Online)

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The lack of resolution of the Kurdish issue in Turkey has been a major source of grievance affecting the lives of many, particularly women. Research shows that conflict has gender-specific effects. Considering the particular ways in which women are impacted by long-term political tensions which also involve armed conflict, their standpoint seems highly valuable to corroborate the urgency of a democratic and peaceful resolution of this issue. Based on in-depth interviews with the representatives of civil society organizations, initiatives and women's organizations, the article explores women's perceptions of peace and justice, and it investigates their possible contribution towards a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish issue. We argue that the intersectionally diverse standpoint(s) of women, due to the particular gendered effects of conflict on their everyday lives, living conditions, bodily integrity and affective relationships, greatly contributes to an adequate conceptualization of peace and justice and the relation between them.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, peace, justice, conflict, Turkey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Gender and Women's Studies Research and Application Center
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Depositing User: Zeynep Gülru Göker
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 21:48
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 21:41
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/41599

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