After the 1980 Turkish coup d'état, women from both urban and academic milieus began to meet in reading groups and discuss feminist literature together.
In these "awareness-raising groups", which were established notably in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, they criticized the standard construction of the family as well as the gender-specific role behavior that was forced on women.
Through it all, our goal never changed: create a safer, smarter world in which people experience the joy of mobility. It’s our diverse associates who have led us to accomplish so much in making the world smarter, safer and more mobile every day.
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He saw incredible power in the freedom of mobility and used his imagination to change the world.
It is this mindset that guides us to help move people forward and protect the future we all share.
The acceptance of women's issues as an independent political and planning problem was discussed for the first time in the Fifth Five Year Development Plan (1985–1990), and "the General Directorate for the Status and Problems of Women" was established as a national mechanism in 1990.
After the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the feminist movement gradually became part of the Kemalist modernization efforts.
These campaigns arose due to women's wish to reject the traditional patriarchal code of ethics, honor, and religion which left men to decide the fate of the female body.
The second wave of the women's movement in Turkey reached a wider and more diverse group of women than the first women's movement.
Dreams inspired Soichiro Honda to create a company and continue to inspire and challenge us.
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During the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, educated women within the elites of Istanbul began to organise themselves as feminists.