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Kadın Hakları Konusunda Bir Öncü: Süreyya Ağaoğlu
Süreyya Ağaoğlu: A Pioneer in Women’s Rights

Author(s): Zeynep Özlem Üskül Engin
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sociology, Gender history, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Süreyya Ağaoğlu; First Turkish Woman Lawyer; Woman and Law; Woman and Law Education; Women’s Right;
Summary/Abstract: It is extremely recent for women to talk about their rights, and obtaining these rights includes many challenges and struggles. Süreyya Ağaoğlu, the subject of the article, was born in the late Ottoman Empire and wanted to exist as a lawyer in a world where women were not in the public space. Perhaps the difference from other women is that she had a wealthy and educated family, as well as the will to work and succeed. The long life of Ağaoğlu, who was recognized as the first female lawyer, also offered her the opportunity to work in many other areas: she represented Turkey abroad many times through professional associations and explained the importance Turkey attaches to women, development and advances in women's rights. In addition, he worked in associations that focused on children's education, and even became the founder of two

  • Page Range: 23-28
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Turkish