Women in the Turkish Parliament
Thursday, February 28
Room 208, Knox Hall
Join us as Nursuna Memeca discusses what it mean to be a woman in parliament and the challenges and risks faced by women in government.
Born in Istanbul, Memecan attended Bosphorus University and majored in Industrial Engineering. She continued her graduate work at Temple University in Philadelphia and later at NYU. Returning to Turkey, MP Memecan was drafted by Prime Minister Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul to run as a Member of Parliament representing Istanbul. During her time in Parliament, MP Memecan has been an active and outspoken advocate for women's rights and parity in the home as well as in the workforce, demonstrating great courage in an institution that remains overwhelmingly male.