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Turkey’s New Veiled Mayors Speak Up
Çiçek Tahaoğlu   

Turkey’s New Veiled Mayors Speak Up | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanTurkey now has 7 mayors with headscarves. “We are always struggling for the truth. People who always looked from outside have just noticed this. We will abolish the male system with female mayors,” they said.

 
Silver earrings on the Golden Horn: The Syrians of Eminönü
Asher Kohn   

Silver earrings on the Golden Horn: The Syrians of Eminönü | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSyrians that left Aleppo brought with them not just heirlooms and money, but also memories and ways of living.

 
The forgotten Palestinian prisoners
Ahmad Melhem   

The forgotten Palestinian prisoners | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWhile Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas presses Israel to release the final batch of long-term Palestinian prisoners, thousands others are languishing in Israeli jails, and their plight unheard by the main Palestinian factions.

 
Women’s migration: a resource
Federica Araco   

Women’s migration: a resource | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA project to combat stereotypes on immigrant women tells the stories of those who, with courage, tenacity and creativity, has not given up on their dreams despite the difficulties.

 
Agunot: Jewish “chained” wives
Övgü Pınar   

Agunot: Jewish “chained” wives | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe plight of orthodox Jewish women trapped in marriages is back under spotlights as activists try to raise awareness on International Agunah Day, which fell on March 13 this year.

 
UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize to Turkish journalist
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UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize to Turkish journalist | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanTurkish investigative journalist Ahmet ??k, charged with being linked to an alleged terrorist organization, is named the winner of the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

 
Syrian conflict death toll tops 150,000
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Syrian conflict death toll tops 150,000 | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAccording to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ report, the toll includes 8,000 children.

 
Interview with Marie-Rose Moro
Nathalie Galesne   

Interview with Marie-Rose Moro | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanPsychiatrist, psychoanalyst, head of the Cochin and Avicenne de Bobigny hospitals, Marie-Rose Moro is the main representative of the transcultural clinic in France. “The adolescent girls of Magrebi origin are generally better than boys” she says.

 
Turkey: Pre-election Twitter shutdown brings internet freedom to a new low
Amnesty International   

Turkey: Pre-election Twitter shutdown brings internet freedom to a new low | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean“The decision to block Twitter is an unprecedented attack on internet freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey” says Amnesty International.

 
Trans men in Turkey whose manhood is unblessed
Çiçek Tahaoğlu   

Trans men in Turkey whose manhood is unblessed | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean“Of course FTM transition is not blessed. First of all, it is shameful in this country to not (be able) to fit the stereotypical gender roles. You are “a lesser man,” “a parvenu, an upstart” as it were, to put it crudely.”

 

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