Events

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    7:00 pmNorth London Community House 22 Moorefield Road London N17 6PY

    We are pleased to invite you to the International Women's Day Panel on 11 March 2020 at 7 - 9pm at North London Community House. The panel discussion will be followed by networking drinks.

    As Solidarity with the People of Turkey (SPOT) and Day-Mer we want to build international solidarity with the women's movement in Turkey and also strengthen the relationships between women's organisations, campaigning groups and unions in the UK. The panel will be a chance to find out more about the attacks on women's human rights and workers rights in Turkey, and hear directly from women in Turkey about their resistance. We will also have with us representatives from UK trade unions who will discuss with us their experience and efforts at international solidarity.

    Strengthening international solidarity and linking the struggle of women in Turkey with that of women in the UK is a priority for us and we hope that you will join us at this important discussion. We are keen to have as many organisations as possible represented and would like to find out more about your work/priorities. Please do cascade this invitation to your contacts and let us know if you will be attending.

    If you have any questions please contact spot@daymer.org

    In solidarity,

     

  • Tue
    17
    Nov
    2020
    6:00 pmThe webinar will be streamed on the SPOT website in Turkish with English subtitles.

    Economic and social inequality, and violence against women and girls continues to rise in Turkey, but women refuse to bow to the AKP’s regressive policies and attacks on women’s rights.

    In preparation for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, SPOT, together with Day-Mer Women, have organised an online webinar which will provide a closer inspection of gender inequality and violence against women in Turkey.

    Join us on Tuesday 17th November at 18:00 to find out more about what life under the pandemic has been like for women in Turkey, why the Istanbul Convention has become a major political battleground, and what more needs to be done to build international solidarity and empower women in Turkey.

    WATCH HERE: http://spotturkey.co.uk/2020/11/16/webinar-women-rights-and-the-struggle-in-turkey/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frClj3lQJjo&feature=youtu.be

    Speakers:

    Filiz Kerestecioğlu, HDP MP

    Cevriye Aydin, Lawyer and Journalist

    Hilal Tok, Journalist Ekmek ve Gul (Bread & Roses)

    Sarya Tunc, Day-Mer Women’s Committee