Woman’s Party founded in Turkey

Women’s rights activist Benal Yazgan organized the new Woman Party (Kadin Partisi) party in 2014 because: “Once again, hegemony is being passed from man to man. The patriarchy is the same; they always leave women out and pass the roles amongst themselves.” She drew on the legacy of the influential People’s Party of Women created in 1923 but not recognized by the government. (Suffragette Alice Paul led the Woman’s Party in the US in 2013.) Aiming for equality, the nine founders included two men and a quota for male candidates.

Rossalyn Warren, “18 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2014, BuzzFeed, December 8, 2014.


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