Challenge Accepted Social Media Campaign and Kurdish Women

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#ChallengeAccepted: Kurdish Women

In this episode Rudan Balay talks to Huje Balay about the recent social media campaign of #challengeaccepted initiated by women in Turkey against femicides. Huje Balay shares her story of posting a black and white photo of herself on social media account in support of the campaign without knowing the true meaning behind it- which was revealed later by the activists. They both say Kurdish women’s identity got lost in translation when it was revealed and discuss whether Turkish feminism has ignored Kurdish women’s identity and their problems in Turkey.

Rudan Balay, Human Rights Activist

MA in International Affairs at George Washington University

Huje Balay, MA Student in US Foreign Policy and National Security at American University



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