FOOTSTEPS OF WOMEN
We believe that women play a very important role in freeing minds. Both socially and professionaly women today experience the hardship but perfectly aware of reality of the new world. Women simply want to live in societies where equal rights and justice exist together. This conference will shed light to belief that this dream could actually happen.
WHY IN TURKEY
Women have been granted social and public rights long before western countries
Civil Code has been recognised in 1926 at Turkish Parliament
Turkish woman has gained suffrage in 1930
Improvements in social life can only be achieved by accepting women’s vital role in society. Woman has always been the role model in Ottoman Empire.
With this reality we believe that it is only natural to organise this conference in istanbul, where woman has left her trace many centuries ago.
IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN ISTANBUL
In the history of İstanbuI the role of women has always been extremely important. From family life to state governing , society has felt the power of women. and yet, this "power “ was the secret in town. Women, in our understanding were unable to gain position in the society but their footsteps were everywhere imaginable. From different cultures, different backgrounds, different ages, different education, women lived all together. this has always been the most critical milestone in the history of Ottoman Empire and newly estabilised Turkish Republic. Thus, it is never a coincidence that the first woman composer Kassia born in 810 left her footsteps in this land.
The story of existence of women continues in İstanbul with a larger scale. The sound of footsteps of women will be best heard in İstanbul with all these apparent reasons.
"Glass ceiling is cracked, but not yet broken."