II. International Women and Justice Summit

25 NOVEMBER 2016 - FRIDAY
08:30 - 09:30
Registration
10:00 - 12:00

Opening Ceremony

KADEM

English Introductory Film Screening

Statement by Assoc. Dr. Sare Aydın YILMAZ

KADEM, The President of Women and Democracy Association

KADEM

Public Service Announcement - Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey

KADEM

Refugee Film Screening

MINISTRY - English Introductory Film Screening

Statement by Fatma Betül Sayan

Family and Social Policy Minister of Turkey

Statement by the Honorable President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of Turkey

12:00 - 14.00
Lunch
14:00 - 16.00

Ministerial Level Meeting

Moderator; Adv. Özlem ZENGİN (Chief Adviser to the President)

1. Azerbaijan

2. Bosnia And Herzegovina

3. Iran

4. Kosovo

5. Liberia

6. Palestine

7. Tunis

8. Turkey

9. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

26 NOVEMBER 2016 - SATURDAY
Session 1
HALL A
09:00 - 10:30

Women In Peace Processes

There is no doubt that women and children are the most vulnerable victims of war and violence although they themselves are not the cause of it. Women lose their homes and become homeless with their children; they are forced to live in unhealthy environmental conditions, face unhealthy nutritional conditions, and lose the opportunity of reaching necessary educational as well as health services. Issues like, at which level are women present within the ongoing peace and intermediacy processes activated in order to stop the clashes on a national as well as international level; to what extent can they be effective in these processes; and what kind of mechanisms should be called on in order to provide their presence within these processes in an effective manner, will be discussed in this session.

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Prof. Dr. Beril DEDEOĞLU (Moderator)
Galatasaray University, TURKEY
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Dr. Magdalena KIRCHNER (Speaker)
Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations and Security (TAPIR) at the RAND Corporation, US
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Fawzia KOOFI (Speaker)
Member of Parliament and Chairperson of Women, Civil Society and Human Rights Commission - Author, AFGHANISTAN
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Daisy KHAN (Speaker)
Executive Director of the Women's Islamic Initiative for Spirituality and Equality (WISE), US
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Bello TAIWO (Speaker)
University of Saskatchewan, CANADA
Session 1
HALL B
09:00 - 10:30

Syrian Refugee Women and Their Problems

The civil war in Syria has been continuing for five years. Millions of people have lost their homes and homeland because of this war. Women together with their children are the greatest victims of war. Millions of women have faced the loss of their husbands, families and homeland and they have become stateless refugees in various countries. Those women are experiencing at first hand financial difficulties, unhealthy conditions of nutrition, shelter and reproduction, and some of them are abused in various ways. Many women and children illegally trying to escape to Europe are facing death. The many faceted traumas the Syrian women are experiencing are undoubtedly the century’s most important human tragedy. In this session, the multifaceted problems Syrian women are experiencing will be talked over, various dimensions of these problems and solution proposals will be elaborated.

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Dr. Kerem KINIK (Moderator)
President of Turkish Red Crescent, TURKEY
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Mehmet Halis BİLDEN (Speaker)
President of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, TURKEY
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Dr. Sawsan Haider KHRIES (Speaker)
University of Yarmouk, JORDAN
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Minal Patel DAVIS (Speaker)
Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner, US
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Şirin DİLLİ (Speaker)
Giresun University, TURKEY
Session 2
HALL A
10:45 - 12:15

Women in Their Working Life and Employment Opportunities

Women face multidimensional problems related to their working life. Those problems, although they present differences regarding societies, form the barriers prevent- ing women’s involvement in the working life at desired levels. The working women experience difficulties arising at first from the traditional roles tailored for them within the family life and the roles they have taken on within the public arena. Since working women are shouldering chores like maternity, child care, and house works, their responsibilities in those fields may cause women to leave work under some circumstances. Additionally, discrimina- tion, sexual abuse, psychological abuse (i.e. mobbing), and low salary are among the difficulties women are facing in their working life. In this session the multidi- mensional problems women are facing within their working life will be elaborated.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Sare AYDIN YILMAZ (Moderator)
Founding President of KADEMTURKEY
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Almas JIWANI (Speaker)
Emeritus UN Women National Committee Canada & CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation, CANADA
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Ferrah ŞARMAN (Speaker)
Director of Human Resources and Training at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, TURKEY
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Linzi Janice KEMP (Speaker)
American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
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Vasim AKRAM (Speaker)
Aligarh Muslim University, INDIA
Session 2
HALL B
10:45 - 12:15

Political Life, Civil Society and Women In Decision Mechanisms

In most places around the World, women are not effective enough in politics and decision mechanisms, as well as participation in social life. The non-participation of women in decision mechanisms and social life is mainly due to the experience barriers, restricted possibilities and limited opportunities. Starting from here, in this session, the picture of women’s presence in politics, local govern- ments, top level decision mechanisms, working life and civil society will be presented, and strategies to activate the potential of women in these areas will be discussed..

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Doç. Dr. Merve KAVAKÇI (Moderator)
Üsküdar University, Director of Postcolonial Studies Research Center, TURKEY
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Malektaj Khosravi BABANARI (Speaker)
Islamic Azad University, IRAN
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Farah MOHAMED (Speaker)
G(irls)20 - Founder & CEO, CANADA
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Sunay KARAMIK (Speaker)
Association for Support of Women Candidates Chairwoman, TURKEY
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Terry INCE (Speaker)
Kimeta Vice President Marketing and Business Development, TDI & Associates Founder, Project Manager, Change Agent, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Session 3
HALL A
13:30 - 15:00

Combating Violence Against Women and Discrimination

Violence is among the most important problem areas that women face all over the World. Violence encom- passes a wide range of problem areas starting from psychological oppression, humiliation, sexual abuse, discrimination, exploitation, punishment and at the end extending to death. The women face these areas of violence not only in public spaces, on the street or at work but also they might face violence within the family. Thus “domestic violence” has become a major problem that women experience. Women’s discrimination and exclusion is not just because of their gender. They are also discriminated against and excluded because of religious, ethnic, class based and racial reasons. Taking a start from the multifaceted discrimination and exclusion experi- ences of women this session will take the different facets of violence against women, discrimination and exclusion into account, and ways and the methods to fight against these issues will be discussed.

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Professor A. B. M. Abu NOMAN (Moderator)
Chairman of Department of Law University of Chittagong, BANGLADESH
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Soumaya GHANNOUSHI (Speaker)
Writer, TUNIS / UK
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Noera AYAZ (Speaker)
Lawyer - Women in Islam, Inc., USA
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Tülay KAYNARCA (Speaker)
Deputy - Commisioner of The Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men, TURKEY
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Nashira CHAVEZ (Speaker)
University of Miami, ECUADOR
Session 3
HALL B
13:30 - 15:00

Culturel Codes and Masculinity

Femininity and masculinity are not concepts describing only the natural differences among the genders; these concepts gain meaning and value within specific cultures. The meaning attached to these two concepts is at the heart of social gender discrimination. The natural differ- ences among the genders are reproduced by cultural values and norms, and the societal roles are determined according to these norms and values. Generally, while masculinity is associated with values belonging to public spaces like politics, the economy, the mind, the state and history, femininity is associated mostly with domestic roles. This way of reproducing femininity and masculinity, naturally forms the cultural base of the superiority of men over women. In this session, the stereotypes and patterns of masculinity will be brought to the table, and the problems these stereotypes and patterns cause for women will be noted.

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Fatma Mehdi HASSAM (Moderator)
Chairperson for Women & Gender of African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC), , ETHIOPIA
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Prof. K. MANIMEKALAI (Speaker)
Vice-Chancellor of Mother Teresa Women’s University, Professor and Head, Dean of Arts Alagappa University, INDIA
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Prof. Dr. Nilüfer NARLI (Speaker)
Bahçeşehir University, TURKEY
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Prof. Dr. Emine ÖZMETE (Speaker)
Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Social Work, , TURKEY
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Meryem İlayda ATLAS (Speakers)
Columnist Daily Sabah, Editör-in-Chief Lacivert, TURKEY
Session 4
HALL A
15:15 - 16:45

Women In Cinema, Television and Social Media

Visual and printed media is presenting the woman’s body in a different display than of her own personality, by transforming woman’s bodies into sexual objects. On the one hand, the media is offering an ideal standard gender stereotype by transforming woman into a sexual object and forcing all women to imitate this stereotype, on the other hand it is also trying to market all of the consumed and commercialized objects through an image of a woman’s body and sexuality. In this way the woman’s body is used for other purposes by reducing it to a sexual object and abusing it. In this session, the abuse of the woman’s body in cinema, television and social media will be elaborated through various perspectives.

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Uyanış Tuğtaş BAYAR (Moderator)
360 TV News Editor, TURKEY
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Aida BEGIĆ (Speaker)
Director, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
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Sarah JONES (Speaker)
TRT World, TURKEY
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Faila PAŠIĆ BIŠIĆ (Speaker)
European Institute for Gender Equality, SLOVENIA
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Saadet ORUÇ (Speaker)
Presidential Principal Consultant, TURKEY
Session 4
HALL B
15:15 - 16:45

Women's Access To Justice and Law

In this session, the notions of equality and justice as well as legal problems of women shall be addressed. The legal problems encountered by women in areas ranging from work life to criminal laws, from family law to labor laws and constitutions shall be discussed in detail. What kind of problems related to women exist in legal regulations? Do these problems differ between different societies? Are there any real life equivalence of the steps taken in the legal arena? What kind of problems are encountered in the process of putting the legal arrangements made in favor of women in practice?

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Serap YAŞAR (Moderator)
Deputy - Justice Commission, TURKEY
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Dr. Chandra RAJAN (Speaker)
International Arbitrator & Advocate at Supreme Court of India, INDIA
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Marjatta HIEKKA (Speaker)
Legal Counsellor at Ministry for Foreign Affairs, FINLAND
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Dr. Mohammad AL-TARAWNEH (Speaker)
Judge at Cassation Court, JORDAN
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Prof. Dr. Najibah Mohd ZIN (Speaker)
International Islamic University Malaysia, MALAYSIA
Focus Group Workshops
HALL A
17:00 - 18:30

Syrian Women Refugees and Their Problems - FGW 1

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Meryem İlayda ATLAS (Moderator)
Columnist Daily Sabah, Editör-in-Chief Lacivert, TURKEY
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Dr. Nibal KHALIL (Speaker)
Al-Quds University, ISRAEL
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Dr. Nergis DAMA (Speaker)
Yıldırım Beyazıt University, TURKEY
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Dr. Gamze Yıldız Şeren KURULAR (Speaker)
Namık Kemal University, TURKEY
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Haram Ahmad OUMAR (Speaker)
Ethiopian Airlines, Almouna English Club, CHAD
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Assoc. Prof. Laura NAVARRO (Speaker)
University of Valencia, SPAİN
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Aya Sultan ABDULRAHMAN (Speaker)
Syrian Refugee, TURKEY
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Maysaa Abu HASSEN (Speaker)
Syrian Refugee, TURKEY
Focus Group Workshops
HALL B
17:00 - 18:30

Women and Peace - FGW 2

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Mehla Ahmed TALEBNA (Moderator)
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), SAUDI ARABIA
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Frances ALGHALİ (Speaker)
Human Rights Defender, SIERRE LEONE
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Doç Dr. Nüket Elpeze ERGEÇ (Speaker)
Çukurova University, TURKEY
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Nadjiba Badi BOUKEMİDJA (Speaker)
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Ramila DADASHOVA (Speaker)
Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, AZERBAIJAN
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Ebru DEMİR (Speaker)
Sussex University, UK
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Sarah LAARU (Speaker)
Monaliiku Ry, FINLAND
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