Meghan Bodette is an independent researcher focused on Turkey, Syria and Kurdish affairs, with a particular focus on women’s rights in these regions and contexts. Bodette is a former editor at The Region, a news site focused on under-reported stories and perspectives from the Middle East, and the founder of the Missing Afrin Women Project, which tracks kidnappings, disappearances and other rights abuses targeting women in Afrin, Syria. Her work has been published by the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, the National Interest, and North Press Agency.
Gender Equality & the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict
The Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey has made meaningful progress toward equality amid a conflict whose gendered dimension is directly linked to the country’s broader security problems.