Roj Women’s Association has today published an important report entitled ‘A Woman’s Struggle: Using gender lenses to understand the plight of women human rights defenders in Kurdish regions of Turkey’. The report is based on fieldwork undertaken in April 2011, when Roj Women’s delegation to Southeast Turkey conducted 30 interviews with women human rights defenders, and focuses on violence perpetuated by security forces against women.

We have made the report available for download (pdf).