BY Olivia Harrison
on Nov 12, 2015
This week, Refinery29 launched “Behind The Headlines: Daughters of Paradise,” a beyond-stunning multimedia feature, which explores the lives of three Syrian women who have been displaced to Turkey due to the civil war. The feature presents a unique perspective on what the United Nations’ Refugee Agency has called “the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation.”
Here are the stories of three women refugees, “daughters of a vanished Syrian paradise,” who someday hope return. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 17, 2014
Hacking is great, but only when the hackers are on your side. Unfortunately, last Friday September 5, the International Women’s Media Foundation was hacked, defaced and had most of its original content destroyed.
The IWMF is a foundation that supports the empowerment of women journalists worldwide. As the website stated in a blog post September 12, the hacker was based out of Turkey, and due to the severity of the attack it is suspected the hack was intended to deliberately prevent IWMF from doing its work for women in the media. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jun 11, 2013
Living in the United States, it is hard to imagine what it would be like to have your rights strictly limited. We can’t fathom how it would feel if, during a peaceful protest, all forms of communication were disassembled and we were sprayed down with tear gas. We must try to place ourselves in that situation, or at least realize injustice when it is staring at us in the face.
But it’s not.
The human rights violations that are occurring in Istanbul, Turkey are hardly being televised abroad, and there is virtually no mention of it at all within local news stations. Read More
BY Lauren Rubin
in Eat Me
on Nov 24, 2010
Ahhh…Thanksgiving, the first link on the proverbial winter holiday chain of events. A time when biological families and selective families gather round to indulge in gluttony in it's most jovial form, and scroll down the list of people, places and things they are so grateful for. Personally, my turkey day traditions have gotten a little stale over the years. Seeing the same spread of green beans, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and of course turkey in it's most conservative layout can be rather uninspiring. "Thankfully", Chow. Read More
BY Claire Hamilton
on Feb 08, 2010
Here's a depressing story - and yet another reminder of how girls the world over are persecuted simply for being, well, girls. Turkish police have recovered the body of a 16-year-old girl they say was buried alive by relatives in an "honor" killing carried out as punishment for talking to boys.
Medine Memi, was found in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a hole - pictured here - in her family's garden in the south-eastern province of Adiyaman.An informant told the police she had been killed following a family "council" meeting. Read More