The Struggle for Gender Equality After the State of Emergency and Gender Studies
Problems, Expectations, Suggestions in Academia and Civil Society
- Nur Betül Çelik
- Banu Durdağ
What is the Gender Equality Solidarity Network (AĞ-DA)?
The “Developing Gender Equality through the Network of Solidarity Academies” project started to be carried out in 2020 with the cooperation of S.S. ADA Education Cooperative (Ankara Solidarity Academy) and BIRARADA Science, Art, Education, Research and Solidarity Association with the support of the European Union. KAOS-GL and İHOP are the consultative organizations of the project. The primary objective of the project is to develop channels that will make it easier for civil society organizations and academics to share knowledge, research and field experience in the field of gender equality and to establish a gender equality solidarity network to mediate the proliferation of advocacy and research activities to be carried out together. In line with this purpose, AĞ-DA (Gender Equality Solidarity Network), was built in 2020 with the participation of academics working in the field of gender, solidarity academies formed by academics who were dismissed from public service during the State of Emergency and non-governmental organizations involved in the struggle for gender equality. The network aims to contribute to the development of the experience of civil society organizations, Solidarity Academies and academics to work together to cope with the obstacles created by the political atmosphere. Developing channels that will make it easier for civil society organizations and academics to share their knowledge, research and experience in the field of gender equality is among the founding objectives of AĞ-DA. In addition, the Gender Equality Solidarity Network is expected to mediate the re-establishment of the connection of academics with the experience and knowledge accumulated by non-governmental organizations in the field, thus facilitating the access of non-governmental organizations working in the fields of women and LGBTIQ+ rights to academic information and ensuring the proliferation of advocacy and research activities to be carried out together.