Message of First Lady Sibel Tatar on Women’s Rights Day

The First Article of the Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizens which was published in 1791, begins with the sentence: “Woman is born free and remains equal to man in rights.”

Naturally, the issue of Womens Rights has come to life as a result of male domination, or process of the creation of patriarchy. This notion emphasises the importance of waging a struggle for women.
No matter how we perceive global life we are living in, it is essential to comprehend that men and women are two separate beings and as such we must appreciate the importance of the need for both to be able to work together and coexist in life especially in work life.
The world shall become more prosperous and successful where women and men have absolute equality, rights and respect. It is a rather upsetting situation for humanity to still be in search of this in the 21st century. However, the search for a just and equal world for Women's Rights is the blessed part of the struggle and it will continue.
Whilst I celebrate this day, which is the symbol of the struggle for all women, I would like to respectfully commemorate the Great Leader Atatürk for being the first leader in the world to give women the right to vote and to be elected and for showing the importance that men and women are and should be treated equally”.