Ilkkaracan, Pinar

Pinar Ilkkaracan – Standing up for women’s rights in Turkey and fighting sexual oppression in Muslim countries

As one of Turkey's leading feminists, Pinar Ilkkaracan has been shaping the women's movement for more than 20 years now. Her organization, "Women for Women's Human Rights – New Ways" (WWHR), played a major role in reforming the Turkish penal code in 2004. She lobbies for gender equality and sexual liberty both inside and outside her homeland.