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Women's Political Participation in Turkey: Existent Barriers and Policy Recommendations for Increasing Participation

Dr. Bengi Ruken Cengiz

In this policy note, Dr. Bengi R. Cengiz discusses the hardships female politicians encounter by focusing on the Turkish context. Cengiz investigates the structural, institutional and cultural barriers for women's political participation and uses data to demonstrate the deficit in women's descriptive representation in Turkey and beyond. Cengiz concludes the policy note by presenting policy recommendations informed both by the literature and the best practices in other countries. 

(Above you can access the policy note in PDF format. This policy note is availably only in Turkish)