LIBERAL FEMINISM AND THE CURRENT CONDITIONS OF SYRIAN REFUGEE WOMEN AND CHILDREN
LİBERAL FEMİNİZM VE SURİYELİ KADIN VE ÇOCUK MÜLTECİLERİN MEVCUT DURUMLARI

Author : İshak TURAN -- Hale KIYCI
Number of pages : 487-502

Abstract

Liberal feminism, one of the mainstream feminist approaches, highlights the equality between men and women by emphasizing the importance of equality social life and education. They say that when women have the same opportunities as men do, they will be as good as men, and this will be beneficial for the family, which is an important aspect for liberal feminism, and for the development of the society. However, liberal feminism lacks finding permanent and practical solutions to the problems of women and children because it analyses the situation of women and children in the light of positivist epistemology which does not aim to change the current system. As they cannot bring radical solutions to the problems, they even cause the problems to become ordinary after a certain period of time. When looked at the conditions of Syrian women and children, it is seen that their problems have risen during the Arab Uprising. However, their former conditions were not good as well, but these problems have attracted the attention of the Western world since the uprising broke out. This may be a sign of the instrumentalisation of Syrian women by the Western world to interfere in the internal affairs of Syria because when looked at the conditions of Syrian women and children in the frame of liberal feminism, it is seen that no permanent and radical actions to change the present situation of these refugees are taken though their problems are highlighted continuously.

Keywords

Liberal Feminism, Women’s Right, Refugee, Syria, Arab Spring

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