Where Are Women In Social Security In Turkey?
Analysis Of Social Securities And Universal Health Security Law No. 5510 In Terms Of Gender*
Editorial : KEİG Platform
First Edition : November 2015
Social security is a human right necessary for the development of our dignity and personality. And, it is one of the guarantees for women not to be dependent on anyone else.
In 2008, as KEİG Platform, we prepared a report analyzing the promises of the Social Securities and the Universal Health Security, and the rights provided for women and the losses. In this report, we expressed that the rights that are already restricted will be further restricted.
After the bill was enacted and as a result of bag laws that were passed, it was of utmost importance to reevaluate women’s position in the social security system in Turkey. Moreover, the complicated language of the law and further articles which were added or removed brought up the need for the presentation of these important issues that is important for all the women in a plain language. Hence, this report analyzes the social security system for women with a perspective of women.
Where are women in social security system in Turkey? Are the works carried out by women domestically or nondomestically recognized by the social security system? Are the regulations within this system meet the needs of women? This report that we commenced to prepare with these questions in mind aim to open a field of discussion and evaluates the social security system for women.
We would like to thank Dr. Fatma Şenden Zırhlı, Assoc. Prof. Nagihan Durusoy Öztepe who prepared this study and KEİG Platform members who provided invaluable contributions to this study.
* This report may be used of under the condition that it is referenced properly.