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Activists Condemn Turkey’s Polygamous Marriages Targeting Syrian Refugees

By Fariba Nawa and Özge Sebzeci

In Turkey, it’s illegal for a man to take on multiple wives, but activists say the influx of Syrian refugees is fueling a rise in the practice – and the government is turning a blind eye to the problem.

Published in News Deeply and The Huffington Post



Cycling 14,000 Kilometers for Women

By Özge Sebzeci

Four tall, athletic ladies are easy to spot in the crowd with their cycling gear, helmets, and bike glasses. They have sweat profusely after several hours of biking and hiking up the hills, and are now resting quietly at the side of a road. While two of them are leaving for a bike repair shop, I start speaking with the other two. They are Dutch ladies pedaling from Indonesia to Holland for a cause: to foster awareness of women’s rights.

Published in The Solutions Journal

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