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Migrant Women from Turkey: Ruptures and Continuities

11. November 2021 @ 17:00

The first wave of migration from Turkey made Germany home for women workers who came to the country within the framework of the 1961 labor agreement. Over the last six decades, not only has the German labor market changed but the challenges, experiences, and solidarity networks of the women migrants transformed. This panel explores the continuities and ruptures in the migrant women’s lives and organizations and opens a discussion for the new understandings on the first wave and so-called second wave migration within gender studies.


Convener and Moderator:
İlkay Yılmaz (Freie Universität Berlin)

Lea Nocera (University of Naples L’Orientale):
Small and skillful hands. Turkish female worker migration in Germany: between expectations and disenchantment
Gülay Toksöz (Chair of the Association for Monitoring Gender Equality):
From unskilled labor to professional jobs: continuity and change in migrant women workers in Europe
Tuğba Kiratli-Spriewald (Sociologist & PUDUHEPA e.V Co-Spokeswoman):
Sisterhood in Practice: A Community Through Solidarity and Activism

This panel is organised by the Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with the support of Stiftung Mercator and Einstein Stiftung Berlin.



11. November 2021
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